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John J. Gillette, Auditor. Jacob Newman, Clerk. Joseph O. Scott, Treas. 

Jacob Spearow, Sheriff. Sam'l H. Newnam, Com'r. Henry M. Bassler, Com'r. Henry L. Taylor, Com'r. Wm. H. Yarwood, Recorde 

Enoch G. A^achan, Superintendent. 
Charles R. Allison, Sheriff. George A. Eagleton, Surveyor. Dr. Francis A. Benham, Coroner. Abram E. Yoder, Recorde 


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Columbian Souvenir 



Showing Its Development in the First Sixty Years Since Organization. 



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Bloomtield Township 

County of LaGrange 

Clay Township 

Clearspring Township 

Eden Township 

Greenfield Township 

Haw Patch Village 

Johnson Township 

Lima Township 

LaGrange Town 

Lima Village 

Lexington Village 

Mongo Village 

Milford Township 

Newbury Township 

Ontario Village 

South Milford Village 

Shipshewaua Village 

Springfield Village 

Springfield Township 

VanBuren Township 

Valentine Village 

VanBuren Village 

Wolcottville Village 


Agriculture — Resources and Development 

Acreage, Form 



Census . .-. 

Directory of Resident Freeholders: 







LaGrange Town 




South Milt'ord 






Election Tables 

Expenditures, Annual 

LaGrange County 

LaGrange, Town of 

Official Register: p 

County Officers 

Township Trustees 

Justices of the Peace 

Public Schools 

Personal Mention: 


LaGrange Residents 

Lima Residents 

Wolcottville Residents 

Shipshewaua Residents 

South Milford Residents 

Hawpatch Residents 

Miscellaneous Residents 


Survey, System of, American 

Tax Rate, County 

Valuations of County 


Bartlett, Samuel A Opp. '. 

Bartlett, Ann M Opp. 

Bartlett, John C • . Opp. 

Burnell. Samuel and wife Opp. 

Burnell Burial Vault Opp. 

Brown, L. A.. Residence Opp. 

Bench and Bar 

Court House 

County Poor Farm 

County Jail 

Davis, H. and Wife, and Buildings 

Howe Grammar School 

Howe, John B., and Residence Opp. 

Herbert, R. P. and Residence Opp. 

LaGrange and County Views 

Lima School House 

LaGrange School House 

M. E. Church. LaGrange Opp. 

M. E. Church Pastors and Trustees Opp. 

Nichols, John B Opp. 

Nichols, Adaline M Opp. 

Nichols, C. G., and Residence Opp. 

Oliver Lake 

Queen Wind Mill 

Roser, Jacob. Residence Opp. 

St. Mark's Church. Lima 

Twin Lakes 

Taylor, Hon. Philo. 

Wolcottville School House 

Wildnum.L. L., and wife Opp. 

Wildman Bank and Residence Opp. 

Teager, A. R. & Son, Mill Opp. 

■Yeagla, J., Residence 

Zook. Jonathan, Residence Opp. 

fia^reiKge: (2©&et^. 

Cfj) AGRANGE is one of the northern tier of counties in Indiana, 
j^ Its north boundary is the Michigan line. Its eastern line 
is about twenty-one miles west of the Ohio boundary. The 
parallel touching the southern end of Lake Michigan passes 
a little south of the county seat. It is a part of and on the 
southern verge of that beautiful and fertile country between the 
heads of the great Lakes Michigan and Erie, a region which is 
preeminent in the United States for equable climate, fertile soil, 
unfailing crops, and freedom from destructive storms. It does 
not lie in the path of the great atmospheric disturbances and sel- 
dom suffers materially from drought or excessive rain. It is so 
well drained naturally and so fully supplied with artificial drains 
that the greatest rains are speedily carried off. 

It embraces 387 square miles of territory, sloping gently to 
the northwest. There are miles of delightful prairie that seem 
absolutely level to the eye. Here and there are elevations that 
hardly rise to the dignity of hills, but diversify the landscape. 
East of LaGrange a bold water-shed affords some broken country, 
and to the west also there is a charming mingling of hills and 

The county is covered by the glacial drift, and characterized 
by morains and the beautiful fresh water lakes, fed by springs, 
that mark stopping places of great glaciers. Nowhere can the 
rock be reached except by the drilling of wells of extraordinary 
depth. The demarkatiou of prairie and broken land along the 
central part of the county is a stretch of low land, rapidly being 
reclaimed from the water, where are found remains of the extinct 
monsters of glacial days, and where in the near future there are 
indications that the drill may bring to the surface a wealth of gas 
and oil. Already rights have been secured for such explorations. 
The county lies wholly within the basiu of Lake Michigan, 
but within three miles of the southeast corner of the county rises 
a tributary of the Wabash, running into the Ohio. The county is 
drained by Pigeon and Fawn rivers on the north and Elkhart 
river on the south, both tributaries of the St. Joseph of the Lake. 
The Pigeon river affords abundant water power. 

The average altitude of the county is about nine hundred feet 
above the level of the ocean, and four hundred above Lake Erie. 
The altitude of the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad at Wolcott- 
ville, is 959 feet above the sea. at Valentine. 973, LaGrauge, 927, 
Lima, 897, State line, S89. There is no higher laud in Northern 
Indiana except along the divides a few miles outside the county, 
and the difference is only a few feet. 

Thirty-five lakes are among the most attractive features of the 
natural scenery. Some of them are very beautiful, and all are 
abundantly supplied with fish. No better resort for bass fishing 
can be found than in the lakes and rivers of LaGrauge county, as 
many enthusiastic fishermen will testify. The resources of the 
United States Fish Commission are freely used to maintain an 
abundant population of valuable fish. 

About six-tenths of the county is whiteoak and burroak open- 
ings, one-teuth prairies, and the balance was heavy timber and wet 
prairie at the first settlement. The soil of the openings is a sandy 
or gravelly loam, well adapted to the culture of wheat, which is the 
main crop of the county. The prairies arc adapted to wheat and 
corn, and the clay lands to wheat. Beds of clay have been discov- 
ered which furnish material for the finest brick and tile. 

Winter wheat, corn, hogs, cattle, sheep and wool and horses 
are the staple productions. 

The valuable forest trees are well represented in this county. 
For the manufacture of wagons and carriages no better timber is 
known, than the oak and hickory here found. The other principal 
forest trees are the beech, sugar tree, ash, walnut, cherry, elm, 
poplar, sycamore, butternut, tamarack and linn. The smaller trees 
such as dogwood, ironwood, pawpaw, plum, crab apple, haw, and 

horn apple, either by their fruits or flowers contribute to the 
beauty or interest of the forest. Cranberries and huckleberries 
are abundant in many places; and grapes, blackberries, gooseberries, 
currants and strawberries, as well as many other berries of excellent 
qualities, grow spontaneously. Walnuts, hickorynuts and hazel- 
nuts are usually abundant; and generally oak and beech mast is 
found in such quantities os to contribute largely to feeding hogs. 
The smaller plants occur in great variety; and a large number 
of medicinal herbs are found in the woods, and on the marshes and 

Having a great variety of soil, and being well watered, La- 
Grange is eminently an agricultural county and in the soil lie its 
greatest elements of wealth. The facility and regularity with 
which large crops of wheat, corn, oats and grass are produced, 
make it equal to any county in the State, or even the United 
States. Apples, pears, peaches, grapes, plums, cherries and all 
kinds of fruit and berries that can be grown in a temperate 
climate, flourish here with but little care. 

At present three railroads pass through the county. First in 
order of building is the Grand Rapids and Indiana, with its ship- 
ping points. LaGrauge, Wolcottviile, Lima aud Valeutiue. 

The Grand Rapids and Indiana, a through line from Cincinnati 
to Mackinac, is celebrated as oue^pf the very best equipped and 
managed north and south railroads in the west. It is a tributary 
of the great Pennsylvania system and no money is spared to main- 
tain its efficiency and popularity. It affords direct and easy 
communication with the seaboard aud the lumber and mining 
regions of Michigan. 

The Goshen and Sturgis branch of the Lake Shore and Michi- 
gan Southern, whose main station in the county is Shipshewaua, is 
a flourishing road, has opened up a magnificent agricultural coun- 
try and has been the occasion of the most remarkable display of 
enterprise in town building of recent date in Northern Iudiana. 
This road gives a large part of the county the advantages of the 
great Lake Shore system. 

During the past few years surveys have been made for various 
east aud west lines and liberal aid voted by the townships through 
which the lines passed, and though temporary liscouragement has 
delayed the building there is prospect that within a compara- 
tively short time a great railroad thoroughfare from Toledo to 
Chicago will be opened through LaGrauge. 

The Wabash railroad is completing its short line from Toledo to 
Chicago, on which trains are already running through the southern 
part of the county, and will give that region an opportunity for 
immense strides of progress. There is no delay in taking advant- 
age of this opportunity for the building of towns. The main 
stations will be South Milford, Wolcottviile and Hawpatch. 

Those seeking investments where a boom 
hardly do better than watch LaGrauge county. 

The reports show that LaGrauge and the county are the most 
healthful and have the smallest mortality record of any in the 
state of Indiana. The taxes are uniformly low. Nowhere is there 
a county where such strict economy is practiced in all lines of 
expenditure except in regard to such institutions as churches and 
public schools. The county has not one cent of public debt. The 
townships have not one cent of debt. The town of LaGrange has 
not a cent of debt. The administration of all the branches of local 
government is singularly free from suspicion of jobbery. 

With such attractions as these, with a population distinguished 
for sobriety and quiet respect for law, where can there be found 
a better site for investment in manufactures'? Where can a man 
with wealth desiring the quiet of a farm retreat, or where can a 
practical farmer, desirous of working under the most favorable 
conditions, rind a more promising home? If this meets the eye of 
any farmer tired of forcing an infertile soil, let him accept our 
advice and come to LaGrange, the Eden between the Lakes. 

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LaGrange county 

organized! County divided 

field. First county election i 

N 1828 Benjamin Blair and family make first settlement in the 
county, a half mile west of Lima, then called Mongoqui- 
nong, or Big Squaw Village. 

Nathan Fowler builds a cabin on Crooked Creek, near site of 
water tank. 


Moses and lea Rice settle, the latter opening a trading house. 

Jason Thurston, "William Thrall and Jonathan Gardner settle 

in Lima in 1828 or 1829. Jesse Huntsman and Nehemiah Coldren 

make first settlement in Vauburen. William Miller and Benjamin 

Jones settle in Greenfield. 

First preaching in county by Erastua Felton. 
John Anderson, Samuel Bradford, Thomas and Samuel 
Buruell settle on English Prairie. 
Several families of pioneers settle in the northern townships. 
John B. Clark makes first settlement in Springfield township. 

First church ( Methodist) organized near Lima, at home of 
Robert Hamilton. First election held in township of Greenfield, 
in October. First grist mill built at Mongo ( Union Mills ). Saw 
mill started at Lima. First settlement in Newbury township. 
eparated from Elkhart county and 
"n two townships, Lima and Green- 
i spring. First term of circuit court 
ned at home of Moses Rice, October 22. County seat located 
at Lima. First postoffice at home of George Egnew, Mougoqui- 

Town of Lima platted. 

" Blackhawk war " rumors frighten the settlers. An uufoi nd- 
ed rumor of hostilities at Mongoi|innong, then an Indian trading 
post, causes settlers to flee to and fortify at Lexington, at a place 
called " Fort Donaldson." 

Anthony Nelson makes first entry of land in Clearspring 
township. William McConnell and Robert Latta settle in Eden 

Benjamin Jones and John B. Clark make the first land 
purchase in Springfield township. 

Preaching at Lima by Rev. Christopher Cory, July. 

Hawpatcli road surveyed. 

Defiance road established. 


Sawmill built in Newbury township. 

Jacob Butts becomes first settler of Milford township. 
•November— Presbyterian church at Lima organized. 

David Hanson becomes first settler of Bloomfield township. 

First Log school-house built near Lima. 

First court-house built at Lima. 

Fort "Wayne road established. 

Springfield township constituted. May 4th. 

Sawmills erected at Ontario and in Vanburen. 

Levi Wright makes first settlement at Wright's Corners. 

James B. Howe, first resident attorney, admitted to the bar. 

County Bible Society organized at Lima. 

Methodist Church organized in Vanburen. 

Nelson Nichols, Peter Lampman and John Adams enter land 
in Johnson township. 

Mill built near Shipshewana lake. 


Thomas Oliver makes first settlement between Wright's and 

Village of Lexington platted. 

Otis Shepardson tenches first school in Springfield township. 

Minot Goodsell and others build first school-bouse in Milford. 

First settlement in the vicinity of Wolcottville. 

Eden Chapel church organized. 

Bloomfield township constituted. May 5th. 

Survey of Buffalo <v Mississippi railroad through county. 

Samuel Hood builds a sawmill in Clay township, site 
Fleck mill. 

Vistula road laid out. 


Town of LaGrange platted by Reuben J. Dawson, William 
F. Beavers, George F. Whittaker, and James McConnell, June 18. 

Vanburen village platted by Seldon Martin. 

Postoffice established at Lexington. 

Williams' addition to Lima platted. 

First presidential election. 

Distillery at Still Lake, Lima township; does a flourishing 

LaGrange Collegiate Institute founded by Nathan Jenks. 

Stage line established from Lima to connect with boats at 


Vanburen township, January 3d. Newbury, Clearspring, 
Johnson and Milford townships constituted. March 6th. 

Village of Ontario platted by Nathan Jenks, March 1. 

Building of the LaGrange Collegiate Institute at Ontario 

Wolcottville Baptist church organized. 

Pottawotamie Indians removed from the county. 

Baubauga i*oad laid out. 


Philo Taylor and others build the first school-house at Wol- 

Amos Davis builds the first mill in Newbury. 

Ontario Methodist church organized. 

Clay township constituted, September 4th. 

The autumn is marked by extreme drought and unusual 

Settlers suffer greatly from malarial fevers. 

County votes stock to the Buffalo & Mississippi railroad. 

Wolcottville Methodist church organi: 
First divorce petition filed in court. 
LaGrange Collegiate Institute opened. 




( late 

Congregational ) church 

Campaign of great excitement. The county sends 
tion to the Tippecanoe battle ground. 

A famous religious revival at Pretty Prairie. 

Brushy chapel built in Springfield township. 

Eden chapel built. 

Samuel Hemenway establishes "The LaGrange F: 
Ontario. The first newspaper. 

Ontario woolen mill erected. 


Congregation of Saints organized at Lexington. 
Baptist church built at Wolcottville. 
LaGrange Methodist and Presbyterian churches organized. 
Frame court-house erected at LaGrange. 
Grist mill erected at Ontario. 

C. B. Holmes appointed first postmaster at LaGrange. 
The LaGrange Phalanx, a Fourier organization, formed in 
Springfield township. 

-The Peoples' Advocate" established at Ontario. 
County offices removed from Limn to LaGrange. 
Boyd House opened at LaGrange by William S. Boyd. 
First Amish settlement in Newbury township. 

The Lima Democrat established by Jewett & Bennett. 
William S. Boyd builds a sawmill at LaGrange, on Fly Creek. 
The LaGrange Whig, by James S. Castle, established at Lima. 
Frederick Hamilton l.iiilds a hotel (site of opera honse ), 



An extensive distillery operated at Lima. 

Luna Baptist church organized. 

First Teachers' Institute in Indiana held at Ontario by Bufus 

Emigration to Oregon begins. 

Peppermint industry begun by Hawley Peck. 

First Normal School held at Ontario by Prof. Patch. 

1. itiiange Phalanx is dissolved. 
Lodge I. 0. 0. F organized at Lima. 
Fort Wayne plank road established, terminus, Ontario. 


Masonic lodges organized at Lima and LaGrange. 

Si liuyler Colfax addresses the Odd Fellows at Lima. 

I /M-i- emiuration to California. 

Ontario the northern terminus of a plauk road to Ft. Wayne, 
via Mongo. 


Hawpatch Methodist church organized. 

LaGrange Seminary opened. 

Mulberry and locust trees introduced about this year. 

Negroes begin their escape from Southern slavery by the 
" underground railroad," of which there was a station in Milford 


Lima Episcopal church organized. 
First sawmill in Milford township. 
Wolcottville Seminary founded by Miss Susan G, iggs. 

State legislature authorizes the organization in LaGrange and 
adjoining counties of companies for the purpose of breaking up 
bands of thieves and counterfeiters. 

LaGrange County Agricultural Society organized. Oct. 1. 
Free school'system established in Indiana. 

Boyd gnst mill built at LaGrange. 
South Milford platted. 
First Fair held at LaGrange. 

Amish church organized at Hawpatch. 

An exciting political campaign results in a change of the 
county from a slight Democratic majority to a considerable, 

Ontario Cnn-ngational church dedicated 
Lutheran church at LaGrange organized. 
Bank at Lima founded by S. P. Williams and Join, B. How.. 

Deluging rains greatly injure the harvests. 

Lodge of I. O. 6. F. organized at LaGrange. 

LaGrauge nursery established. 

Railroad excitement, and ground broken for the Grn nd Kb pids 
& Indiana railroad. 

Town of LaGrange incorporated. 

Lima seminary founded by S. P. Williams. 

LaGrange County Rangers organized in Milford township. 
Similar organizations are made in the county. 

"The Herald," first newspaper in LaGrange. published by 
G. D W. Stain .din*. 

LaGrauge Methodist church built. 

The Republican party, just organized, receives a large 
majority in the Presidential election. 

The Will " Mammoth " block built at LaGrange. 

"The LaGrange Standard" established by John K. Morrow 
and Rayhouser. 

Six companies of LaGrange county Regulators attend the 
parade of regulators at Kendallville, Jan. 16. 

Good Templars organized at Brushy Prairie. 

Free Hall erected in Springfield township. 

Gregory McDougal hung by regulators uear Diamond Lake, 
Noble county, January 26th. 

. 1859. 

J. S. Castle establishes the LaGrange Democrat at LaGrange. 
moved to Lima aud soon discontinued. 

Business block at Lima destroyed by fire. 


East brick block erected at Lima. 

April 18 — First call for volunteers, made by J. H. Hall, Lima. 

April "20 — An enthusiastic Onion meeting held at the court- 
house, and the first, enlistment paper, drawn up by J. H. Reriek, 

May 21st— The first company, " The LaGrange Tigers," Wui. 
Roy, captain, leave LaGrange for Indianapolis, and in July become 
Co. A, 21st Regiment, 

Sept. 4— Co. G. SOtli Regiment, -under Captain William Daw- 
son, leaves Lima for camp at Fort Wayne. 

Oct. 17— Co. H. 44th Indiana, Wm. B. Bingham, captain, 
leaves LaGrange tor camp at Fort. Wayne. 

Lutheran church built, in LaGrange. 

Company G, 88th Indiana Volunteers is organized by Captain 
Joseph R, Webster, and leaves for camp in August. In the same 
mouth Captain Harley Crocker organizes Co. C. 100th Regiment. 

First draft for the war. 


A gloomy year for the Union cause. Political meetings on 
one side demand peace and on the other pledge support to the war. 

In the fall. J. Q. A. Reed enlists men tor the Seventh Cavalry, 
and David Bennett musters in a company for the 129th Regiment. 
December 16th. 


The Lima Branch Bank burned. 

Morrison & Hardmau's store at Limn burned. 

Union enthusiasm again predominates. Recruiting for the 
Twelfth Cavalry, 142nd Regiment, and other regiments. Volun- 
tary township bounties are offered to encourage enlistment. Draft 
is made in August, December — LaGrange county asked for 191 
men on the President's call for " 300,000 more." 

Captain J. H. Caton organizes Co. F. 152nd Regiment, March. 

National State Bank of Lima organized. 

County Commissioners offer a bounty of $400 to each volun- 
teer after January 1st, aud bonds are issued for the money. 

April— Great rejoicing over surrender of Lee at Appomattox, 
followed by intense excitement occasioned by the assassination of 


Subscriptions called for the G. E. & I. Ry. on the old route. 

Hurricane visits the northwest part of this county, June 22 
Daniel Stuckman killed in n sawmill near LaGrange 
Good Templars organize in LaGrange. 

The soldiers of the county held a bivouac for two days nea 
Attendance each day about 4.000. 
l LaGrange completed, 
ized on Hawpatch. 
•k commenced ou the G. B. & I. Ey.. 

LaGrange in September 
Frame sohool-h 
Dunker church 


ntion held; attendanc 

Baseball fever strikes the county. 
September— County Sunday-school 

Postal money order offices established in the county. 

Jan. 30— M. F. church at Ontario dedicated. 
May 31— Decoration Day first observed in LaGrange. 
July 30th— The LaGrange Democrat established. Francis 
Henry, editor. 

Nov. -After an unusually exciting campaign, the presidential 
election is held. 

Month of January noted for remarkably pleasant weather. 
April 9— Mass meeting at LaGrange calls for a radical change 
in divorce law. 

April 24— Disastrous fire in LaGrange. Six business build- 
ings east of Public Square, burned. Loss. 816,000. 

April 11— Grand Eapids & Indiana Eailroad completed to 
LaGrange from the north. 

Shooting of George Mallow, of Ontario, by Stephen A. Jenks. 

Dunker church built at Hawpatch. 

December— Stephen Jenks sentenced to imprisonment for 
life for the murder of George Mallow. 

First brick block in LaGrange erected by James E. Devor. 

January.— Great quantities of ice accumulated on trees and 
shrubs, doing immense damage. 

Dr. David Eogers, who settled in Clearspriug in 1833, died in 
April, leaving his entire property for the benefit of the poor. 

June 22— Murder of Adda Dwight, of VanBuren. by Chaun- 
eey Barnes, and his attempted suicide. 

December.— Chauncey Barnes convicted of the murder of 
Adda Dwight, and sentenced to imprisonment for life. 

The LaGrange Independent, published at LaGrange by 
Hiram A. Sweet. 


General vaccination. 

Preliminary survey of the Detroit & St. Louis Eailroad. 

March 8— Contract for a new jail let. 

New York * Chicago Air Line Eailroad question first agitated. 

June 11— Old Settlers' Convention held. 

Eight of way secured anil subscription of $20,000 made in 
Wolcottville tor the Chicago A' Canada Southern Railroad. 

Pashan P. O. established. 

Three ladies offer their ballots at LaGrange. 

Stephen Jenks escapes from jail. 

The Epizooty attacks the horses of LaGrange county. 

December. — A petition is laid before the County Commission- 
ers, asking for an appropriation of ^'.IS.OOO in aid of the N. Y. & 
0. E. E. 


Jan.— Kerr's flour mill, LaGrange, burned. 

Heavy snow, blocking all the roads of Northern Indiana. 

Jan. 25.- Election held on the question of appropriation for 
the N. Y. & C. A. E. E. Vote, 1220 for; J520 against. 

The new jail building occupied. 

March — Wool-mowers' Association formed. • 

April- G. H. Gale purchased 72(1 acres of laud on the Haw- 

July — LaGrange Protective Association re-organized. Great 
excitement caused by numerous burglaries by tramps. 

1873 (Continued.) 

Aug. - -Postal cards received. 

Sept, 25— Work on Canada Southern E. E. stopped. 

November— Granges of Patrons of Husbandry first organized 
in the county. 


January— The Independent removed to Sturgis. 

Feb. 17 -The American House, LaGrange. burned down. 

March— The name of Mongoquinoug changed to Mongo. 
4— County Council of Patrons of Husbandry organized. 21— La- 
Grange votes in favor of erecting a brick school house. 

April 2— Wolcottville Eegister published. 

Coggia's comet becomes visible in the northern heavens. 

July— Grapes suffer from severe frost. Episcopal church in 
LaGrange is dedicated. 

Aug. 1— First National Bank of LaGrange organized. Numer- 
ous fires throughout the country, especially in swamp laud. 

Sept.— A systematic grade established in the LaGrange 

Nov. 5— LaGrange County Trotting Association meets at 
LaGrange. Aid in goods and money forwarded to Kansas 

February— Hotel at Ontario burned. Eailroad trains stopped 
by snow. 12— A portion of Moon & Co.'s wagon shops burned. 
Spelling school craze. 

April— Saloons opened in LaGrange and Lima. Aldine 
Lodge, I. 0. G. T., organized at Wolcottville. 

June — Numerous robberies committed by tramps. Work 
began on the new school house, LaGrange.' Greenfield Mills 
P. 0. established. 

Lima school building completed. 
Centennial tea parties held. 

Jan. —Centennial year ushered in by a midnight celebration 
at LaGrange. Steam boiler explosion at a mill near LaGrange. 
Jos. Kennedy, Sebastian Gross and Henry Convin instantly killed. 
March— Several citizens leave for the Black Hills gold mines. 
Commissioners grant license to liquor saloons. Wolcottville 
Eegister removed to LaGrange. 

April— LaGrange Light Guards organized. 

Brown's hotel, LaGrange. burned, January. 

Corner stone of new court house laid, Aug. 15. 
Farmers' Rescue Insurance company organized. 
North brick block at Lima erected. 
Poultry show at. LaGrauge. 

Silver dollars come into use. 

Death at Sandusky City. Ohio, Feb., of Joshua T. Hobbs. 
original owner of half the town plat of LaGrange. 

Solid brick block built on site of Brown's Hotel, LaGrange. 
First meeting to organize Island Park Assembly,- April. 
Very successful campmeethie at LaGrange. • 
Eose and Rover business buildings at LaGrange completed. 
Hudson's saw mill burned at LaGrange and rebuilt, 
LaGrauge Democrat established by J. F. Snyder. 
County offices moved into new court house, Nov. 
Sycamore hall built at Hawpatch. 

Narrow guage railroad agitated. 

A political campaign noted for the large number of famous 

The Sargent or Lake Shore railroad survey made through 

Great floods in February. 

Fi*'e destroys buildings northwest corner Detroit and Spring 
streets, and injures butter tub factory at LaGrange, March 12 and 13. 
Cheese factory established at LaGrange. 
Cauquneeting association disbands. 
Many ditches begun under the new ditch law. 


1SS1 ( Continued.) 
Flour mill and other buildings nt Ontario, burned, loss 
$10,000, June. 

A great comet attracts mucli attention. 
Memorial services for President Garfield. 
. The county makes large contributions to Michigan fire 

Short potato crop. Potatoes imported from Scotland for local 


Jan. — Organization formed to fight drive well patents. 
May — Charles Hudson killed by a mill accident at LaGrange. 
June — County Farm west of LaGiange purchased for 87,500. 
Grain elevator burned at Wolcottville. 
Hays' pump factory burned at LaGrange. 
July— United Brethren church opened at LaGrange. 
Aug. — Contract let for building County Infirmary. 
Seven thousand dollars subscribed in Vanbnren and Newbury 
townships for the Danville railroad. 
Semi-centennial at Lima. 
A comet appears near the sun. 
Nov. 3— J. H. Danseur Post, G. A. E., organized. 
Dec.— Presbyterian church at LaGrange dedicated, cost, $8,000. 


Jan. — Stewart ware-house burned at LaGrange. 

Jan. '20— Death of Hon. John B. Howe, at Lima. 

February — Freshets in the rivers, and many roads impassable. 

More driveu-well meetings. 

Roof paint swindlers invade the county. 

April — New county infirmary accepted. 

May 14— Only tornado in the history of the county passes 
through Vanbnren township, destroying several buildings and 
killing William Moak. Damage in county estimated at $100,000. 

Purchase begun of right of way for Wabash extension. 

Aug.— Travelers' Hotel burned at LaGrange. 

Nov. — Semi-centennial of the Presbyterian church at Lima. 

Danville railroad talk revived. 

Standard railroad time introduced. 

Dee. — Attempt to re-organize the county agricultural associa- 
tion on a capital stock basis. 

General store at Shore burns anc 

Remarkable red sun sets. 


Jan.— Great fire at LaGrange. Will, Cutting, Rose and 
McEntarfer store buildings, south of court house, burned on the 
5th. Temperature 2<> degrees below zero. 

LaGrange butter tub company organized. 

Woodruff" s store at Wright's Corners burned. 

March — Commissioners refuse liquor license at LaGrange, and 
there is prohibition for less quantities than a quart, until 

April — Proceedings begun on the Turkey Creek ditch, and 
litigation continues until 1892. 

County temperance convention. 

May — Lkjuor license trials reverse the decision of corn- 
Excitement over fire limits in LaGrange. 

June— Subscription secured for foundation of Howe G: 
School. Lima. 

July— Wheat falls from $1.00 to 70 cents in fall. 

Fly creek ditched in LaGrange. 

August— A political campaign famons for pole raisii 

up by powder 

Sept. — A gentle earthquake, first on 
Nov. — Canada thistle prosecutions. 

record, felt in the county. 

Feb. -The county is snow bound. The 10th is the fiercest 
winter day on record, closing 21 below zero. Trains are stopped. 
The extreme cold continues through March. 

March — Oliver House opened at LaGrange. 

May— House of Samuel Burnell burned at Lima. 

New St. Marks Episcopal church at Lima, dedicated. 

1885 ( Continued. ) 

"LaGrange Sentinel" established. 
July — Memorial services for General Grant- 
Sept. — Street lamps erected in LaGrange. 
Bohemian Oats flourish on paper. 
Barn of Amos Schrock, Eden, burue 1. Loss, $8,000. 
School difficulty between Johnson and Orange townships. 
Ruick's opera house completed. 
Nov.— Lima Manufacturing company organized. 
Dec. — -Memorial services for Thomas A. Hendricks. 

Jan. — Weather signal flags displayed at LaGrange by 
Standard. 1 ' 

Feb.— Lowest temperature, 13 below zero. 

Roller skating craze. 

March— G. R. & I. R. R. officials talk about a bram 

Death of W. C. Glasgow, a brilliant orator. 

April— Heavy snow storm, 6th. 

Knights of Labor organized at LaGrange. 

Burning of Shell's wagon factory, LaGrange. 

May — A great year for residence building in LaGrange. 

June— Rev. Joseph Steiuinger, Vanlmren, killed by a rum 

July— Knights of Pythias organized at LaGrange. 

Sept— Heavy electrical storms. 

Oct. — Baptist church organized at LaGrange. 

Nov. — Reading room opened at Lima. 

Indiana & Southwestern railroad company organized for 
from Goshen to Battle Creek. 

C. S. Griffith builds a telegraph line to Middlebury. 


Jan. 1 — Thermometer 1(1 below zero. Good sleighing. 

Feb. — Renewed agitation of the Orland branch. 

Very high water. 

Great religious revivals at LaGrange. 

March— J. M. Drake Post, G. A. R., organized at Lima. 

April— Bloomfield votes aid to the Orland railroad brant 

Talk about boring for gas. 

Dickenson brick yard established. 

June — Springfield votes aid to the Orland project. 

LaGrange chapter, R. A. M.. established. 

Summer resort projected at Twin Lakes. 

150,000 acres of land in cultivation. 

July — Drought prevails and there is a short corn crop! 

Aug. — Great base ball duel between Sturgis and LaGr 
LaGrange wins. 

Sept. — Lodge of the A. 0. U. W. instituted at LaGr; 

Oct.- -Last fair under the n 

Salvation army meetings at L; 

Nov.— Driven' well patent conl 

Movement begun to gravel tht 

The Orland branch railroad s< 

gement of the old county 

s in defeat of patent, 
o and LaGrange road 


Jan.— Sous of Veterans organized. 

Feb. — Lamson saw mill erected at LaGrange. 

First Farmers' Institute at LaGrange. 

March— Contract made for electric street lights at LaGra 

Teager lumber mill at Wolcottville burned. 

April— Sunday (dosing movement. 

June— Corner stone of new Methodist church laid at 

Aug. — Howe Grammar school building enlarged. 
Gilbert Appleman and Charles Grafmiller killed by the 

; of a pole at a balloon ascension. LaGrange, 18. 

Electa' - 



lights first used at LaGrange. 'IS. 

" ' id. 

; factory block. LaGrange, ( 


Jan. 27— New Methodist church dedicated at LaGrange 
cost, SIG.OOO. 

Feb.— Lutheran church dedicated, a new place of worship 

United Brethren church re-fitted. 

March.— Eight store buildings on east side of Detroit street, 
LaGrange, between Spring ana Lafayette, burned out. Loss, 

April— North Indiana conference of the M. E. church at 

Reunion of the BOth Regiment at LaGrange. 

Farmers organize to obtain binding twine cheaper. 

Water works talked at LaGrange. but defeated at polls. 

Toledo and Chicago air line projected. 

May— Wolcottville water works association formed. 

June— Aid contributed to the Johnstown flood victims. 

July— Farmers' Alliance organized. 

Sept. — Ontario camp Sons of Veterans organized. 

Timmis Bros, and Emiuger brick blocks erected on burnt 
district, LaGrange. 


Jan. - Hotel Ruick opened. 

Feb.— Aid voted to the proposed Toledo and Chicago Air line 
by Springfield, Bloomfield and Clay townships. 

March —Killing of Mrs. Louisa Lounsbury by Frank Mingus. 

May — The Lake Shore revives its third line project. 

June — North side annexed to LaGrange. 

Census taking begun June 2. 

Heavy rains. 

Woodland Cemetery association, Wolcottville, incorporated. 

July— Milford township votes aid to the Wabash railroad. 
this being the second local trial in Indiana, of the Australian 
election system. 

1890 ( Continued. ) 

County organization of Patrons of Industry formed. 

Aug. — Fire at Shipshewana destroys Methodist church and 
the Suuimey block. Loss, $10,000. 

Sept.- -Congressional conventions held at LaGrange. 

Trial of Frank Mingus results in fifteen year sentence for 

Nov. — Leases for oil exploration taken on land in the county. 

Presbyteriiin parsonage completed at Lima. 

Wolcottville Globe established. 

Feb. 11 — George Shank, of Springfield, shot and killed by 
James Carr. 

Wolcottville foundry established. 

Burning of John Beach's store at Valentine. Loss, $4,000. 

March— Shipshewana lodge, I. O. 0. F., instituted. 

Lodge of Knights of Pythias organized at Mongo. 

April— The Turner manufactory established at LaGrange. 

May— Unusually cold. 

Trial of James uarr$ for murder, ends in his acquittal. 

June— Court house clock set to standard time. 

LaGrange Fair Association incorporated, capital, $10,000. 

July— A bountiful harvest and good prices. 

Aug. — Store at Ontario burned. 

Sept. — First Building and Loan association formed at 

Sept. 10— Sheridan Hughes. Springfield, dies suddenly. Mar- 
tin Hall arrested and indicted for poisoning Hughes. 

Roop brick business block in LaGrange completed. 

Oct.— New fair ground purchased. 

Grading on the Wabash railroad extension. 

Dec— Trial of Martin Hall ends in his conviction and sentence 
to imprisonment for life. Iu 1892 a new trial is gralited by the 
supreme court. 



0ffiei©f Register. 


Charles H. Test 1832 

Gustavus A. Everts 1833 

S. ('- Sample 183fi 

i barles \V. Ewing is:i7 

John W. Wright.. 1840 

James Borden 1842 

Elza McMahon 1851 

James L. Worden 1855 

Reuben J. Dawson 1857 

Edward R. Wilson I860 

Robert Lowry 1865 

Hiram Tousl'ey 1867 

William A. Woods 1st:: 

James I). < teborne 1880 

John M. VanFleet 1886 

Elias B. Smith and Wm. S. Prentiss 
before 1852 


Ephraini Seely and Luther Newton. .1832 
Thomas J. Spaulding and Samuel 

Wescott, .: 1839 

Joshua T. Hobbs ami Amos Davis. ..1844 


This office has bee,, tilled by LaGrange 
county attorneys, as follows: 

Joseph W. Gnmmiugs 1860-62 

Joseph D Ferrall 1866-68 

Weslej i ' Glasgow 1--74-77 

Cyrus U. Wade 1877-71 

JamesS Drake- 1879-83 

Francis D. Merritt Iss::.s7 E. MeClaskey ,XS7-S'.P 

John T. Sullivan. '. 1889- 


Joshua T. Hobbs [832-38 

William M. Holmes Inmm.i 

Delavin Martin 1845-46 

James B. Howe 1846-53 

■'"ini P 3 s 1853 61 

-tner S. C : . 18fci..fc8 

Eugem V i lase 1868-89 

John H. Rerk-k 1869-77 

Samuel P. Bradford 1877-85 

Jj b N'-wman 1885-93 


Daniel Harding 1832-35 

John Brown lx:;:,-:;7 

William Phelps is::t_ 

Peter I.. .Ma-,,, ]s:!7_;;;> 

Frederick Hamilton ]s:;:lj:; 

James Rawles 1843-47 

John Briscoe 1847-49 

William Hopkins ^1849-53 

Gabnel Mclntyre Is.",:;.:,:, 

Zopher L. Scidmore is:,:,-:,7 

v\ ilham ( lummings 1857-61 

u ' :i|,; '" Selby !!l861-65 

JohnS. Merritt 1865-67 

Ji !,'•--- .M. Marks 1867 7-' 

' Betta ::is7J.7e: 

N"l-"n Stacy ]s7i;_sn 

Edwin Temple lsso-.s:: 

Charles L. Carter ]sn:!.s,n 

Jacob Sperow Isss.nj 


Peter L. Mason 1841-45 

Simon M. Cutler 1845-52 

Hugh Hamilton 1852-57 

L. N. Beers 1857-58 

Peter N. Wilcox 1858-56 

Isaiah Piatt 1866-74 

Samuel Shepardson 1874-82 

John P. Jones 1882-86 

John J. Gillette 1886- 


Thomas Gale 1832-37 

Jonathan Woodruff 1837-44 

Samuel Bartlett 1844-.>:i 

Elijah W. Weir 1853-57 

Parley R. Cody 1857-61 

John W. Welch 1861-65 

Jacob Newman 1865-69 

Samuel Shepardson 18<i9-7>" 

Samuel G. Hoff 1873-77 

John E. Anderson 1877-81 

John M. Preston 1881-85 

Francis H. Halbert ]ss:,.so 

Joseph G. Scott 1889-93 


David St Clair 1832-37 

J. T. Hobbs is :1 7_ 4 :-; 

John Kromer 1843-55 

"""- Wright 1855-56 

,\'""-' ,s - ( ase 1856-60 

H.any Nichols 1860-68 

John C. Gurnea 1868-72 

John P. Jones 1872-80 

Eugene V Case !l880-84 

U ilbam H. Yarwood 18X4-92 


Jacob Vaudevanter 1832 

Edmond Littlefield 1832 

( Hiver Clauson js:;^ 

I*™- g.'w :::::'.imi 

■j. t. liice lUB'i 

Arthur Barrows ::::::::i 8 34 

•lesse Clmmphn 1834 

David Smith lg.34 

William S. Prentiss 1834 

Palmer Grannis 1835 

', 1 '"""- McCunncll ]83ti 

L. M. Dewey 1037 

Sheldon Martin [ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ f&, 

Phil Iavl,r i,; s 

H. Hill. ,„.., 

Palmer Grannis 1840 

Robert Hume 1( s4o 

Benjamin Jones 1840-45 

Abram Howe 1841-44 

^■"'""■1 '''"•>' 1843-46 

Nenemiah Coldren 1844-50 

:r"\" '"■ - 1845-57 

timothy Ii-l.l 1846-49 

h'; 11 "^ ' , K -;"' 1848-52 

ll "'"" rft ylor 1850-56 

Andrew Ellis,,,, 
Samuel Hudson 
Hezckiah Davis, 

Orviu Kent 

Ji s'Smith 

A. J. Atwood... 

William Seaborn 

Hiram Smith . . 

P. Herbert. .. 




. 18.72.; 

. 1.S53-I 

. Isir 

Almon Dickenson 1868-75 

A. Blackmun 1S75-86 

George W. Edgecomb 1876-86 

Elias Wight 1879-82 

Lewis D. Hughes 1S82-87 

Wm. Crampton 1886-91 

Henry L. Taylor 1882- 

Sanniel H. Newnnni 1887- 

Henry H. Bassler 1891- 


Prof. R. Patch 1865 67 

Rev. A. Fitz Randolph 1868-69 

Rev. Wm. Cathcart 1869-70 

S.D. Crane ..1870-71 

A. Bayhss 1871-7M 


A.Bayliss 1873-74 

MD. Crane LX74-7.7 

E. T. Cosper 1S75-76 

s D.Craue [876 . 8] 

E. G. Machan I ss 1 


Nat iKent isill 


Samuel Hauna, of Allen county, .. 1832 
Ebenozer M. Chamlierlain, Elkhart 

county 1839 

DavidB. Herriman, Noble county,1841-43 


Henry Hostetter, Nob] 
James S. Drake. LaG 
Orville Carver. Aneoll 


. INN.VN7 



David H. Colerick. Allen county,. Is:;:; 
John B. Chapman. Kosciusko 

, county I834 

David B. Herriman, Noble county.1837-38 

John ihompson 1841 

Joshua T. Hobbs L843 

William H. Xin, Nobl llty,1844 Wilson, Noble county .'.1S4:, 

John Y.Clark 184(1 

George \\. Sheldon. Noble county 1847 
Elijah A. Webster 1 . 1848 




representative. ( Continued.) 
is D. Kennedy, Noble county,. 1849 

i P. Jones 1850 

cis Henry 1850-5: 

iani Smith 1855 

uel P. Williams 1857 

i Thompson 185(1 

uel Hudson 1861 

icisP. Griffith 1863-0, 

iani Smith 1867 

Timothy Field 1S69 

Williamson Rawles , 1871 

William Prentiss 187:! 

Samuel Harper 1875-77 

O. B. Taylor 18711 

James Smith 1883 

Levi L. Wildman 1885 

JohnM. Kelly 1887 

Dwight W. Dryer 1880 

James N. Lattn 1891 

Robert Parrett. joint Representa- 
tive for Elkhart and LaGrange 
counties, 1861 

Amos Davis, joint llcpreseneativofor 
Elkhart and LaGrange counties, 1863 

TION, 1850. 
From the District of LaGrange. J. B. 
Howe. For LaGrange and Elkhart comity. 
Joseph H. Mather, of Elkhart county. 

Township Trustees. 

The election of one Truste 
and the records do not show 
system of four-year terms was 


1859. J. B. Case. 

60. J. Q. Reed. 

61. J. B. Case. 

James R. Devo 
Henry Nichols. 

John F. Clugston. 
E. G. White. 

90. Henry W. Lamsou. 

ich Township beg; 


The term 

Wm. Wigton. 
Micaiah Merr 

62. John Roy. 

Nelson Slater. 
John Roy. 

76. Emanuel Fleck. 

Emanuel Fleck. 
Samuel Olmstead. 

David J. Norr 

James Willian 

61. Wrinch Winters. 

Harvey C. Prough. 
John E. Powell. 

71. Francis H. Halbert. 

Peter C. Molter. 

Reuben Yoder. 

D. S. Kaufman. 
William F. Pence. 
Samuel S. Eash. 


D. B. Carr. 

62. John F. McDevit. 

63. S. S. Keini. 
61. James Morrill. 

66. John L. Short. 

; to that date there were three Tiustees in each township. 
1882, when it was extended to two years. In 1890 the 

70. James Morrill. 

Wm. Roderick. 
Wm. L. Sipes. 

84. Nathan Kent, 

J. E. Roo]j. 

William Smith. 
J. E. Roop. 
Joseph Bunnell. 
Robert D. Thompson. 

Williamson Rawles. 
Samuel Yeagla. 

Sanies A. Durand. 
Pliny E. Hudson. 


1859. Erastus Borlle 

68. Win. Alliso 

Ephraim Sixby. 

Wm. Allison. 

HO. AquilaHinkle. 


859. Wm. Geiser. 

L. B. Dickinson. 

James Clugston. 

Abraham Beuder. 
Wni. Geiser. 

v 4. John Green. 


I Continued. ) 

Schuyler Nelson. 
John Kitchen. 
Joel Miller. 
Christopher Hooley. 

70. Erastus Nelson. 


John Greenawalt 



John Price. 



Ira Ford. 




Wm. I. Roy. 


Erastus Nelson. 


Robert Kent. 



John J. Toder. 



Norman Mills. 


John Dancer. 

N.B. Ne 
Lorenzo D. Magou 

74. Mynott Goodsell. 

HI. John Dancer. 



86. Nelson E. Miller. 


90. Harmer M. Newnam. 

H. R. Craudall. 

(is. Harlow J. Hern. 


70. John M. Kelly. 


72. Samuel Harper. 


74. George W. Price. 


79. Alexander S. Keim 

80. " ' 


•84. John V. Burnsiele. 
86. Charles Stroud. 
90. Charles H. Miller. 


1859. Hiram Smith. 

61. E. Shepardson. 


76. Nathan Reed. 



79. Wm. Prentiss. 


81. Nathan Reed. 



86. Lucius W. Hall. 

9o! George Smith. 


•Present Iucnmbents. 


ark. William Hardine. 

Oliver C. Ward, Peter 


irnpson, Edmund Lit- 

tlefield, Nelson Earl, C. 


'. Wilson. 

1841. Samuel A. Howard, Oli- 


r C. Ward. James Mc- 


vaine, Leouard Wolf. 


ithony Nelson. James 


awles, Francis F. Jew- 

ett, Wm. K. Dimii, Solo- 

■ii Whitney, Win. F. 

Beavers,SimonM. Cutler. 



Alfred Martin. 


Charles Dwight. 


David Elmore. 


Harvey B. Ostrauder. 


Josiah B. Cook. 


Cyril W. Wilson. 


John W. Mclntyre. 


C. W. Wilson. 


David W. Myers. 


Wm. Ingrahani. 


Charles W. Chapin. 


James Galloway. 


James Hagerty. 


Edwin Owen. 


Aaron D. Seybert. 


William C. Peatliug. 


Kobert N. Thorn. 


Set.h Troyer. 



Cyril W.'Wilson. 


Francis P. Jewett. 


Simon M. Cutler. 


Palmer Grannis. 


John Moore. 


Edward Brown. 


Charles Doolittle. 


William H. DePuy. 


James S. Castle. 


Abel P. Warner. 


Samuel A. Howard. 


Orlando Hart. 


John R. Kirby. 


John H. Lo,dd. 


James G.Beecher. 


James Turle v. 


Charles Doolittle. 

0. W. Parish. 


William Smith. 


Wm. H. DePuy. 


Wm. H. Dull. 


George D. Searing* 


Annua Bunnell. 


David Miller. 


A. D. Helper.* 



David Stephenson. 


John F. Vandevanfer. 


David Stephenson. 


Robert Smith. 


David Stephenson. 


Cassias A.Shattuck. 


Wm. G. McBride. 


E. Littlefield. 


Justices of the Peace. 

INI 15-69. 





























































Ira Crandall. 
Wm, W. Squire. 
Henry H. Bassler. 
M. M. Howe. 
Thomas Bunnell, jr. 
Daniel Dunham. 
Hiram Curtis. 
John Keagy. . 
A. E. Keagy. 
John B. Henrieks. 

Hiram Smith. 
William Seabnrn. 
Russell Brown. 
Wm. S. Prentiss. 
Rufus Hall. 
John Colwell. 
Zenophon Gilson. 
Wm. J. Monroe. 
Wm. Draggoo. 
George Smith. 
Joseph Fair. 
Cur. H. Waitley. 
Ralph Ashley. 
Albert Haskins* 
Lucius W. Hall* 


Jacob D. Groves. 
Ira Hayes. 
Charles B. Holmes. 
Andrew Elliott. 
Solomon Scidmore. 
John Y. Clarke. 
Jesse C. Wells. 
John Garmire. 
John Davidson. 
Charles B. Holmes. 
Robert Parrett. 
John Davidson. 
Reus. Rheubottom. 
Jacob D. Groves. 
Josiah S. McDermutt. 
Henry A. Billings. 
Win. 'B.Bingham. 
Wm. Rheubottom. 
John Colwell. 
John K. Morrow. 
Wm. A. Cornell. 
Joseph L. Morlau. 
Abraham Hotf. 69. 
William Collett. ? 
Benjamin W. Yesey. 
Edward E. Tucker.' 
James M. Hall. 

William Rheubottom. 
William Hobson. 
Nathan M. Parker. 
George Hotf. 
George W. Dille. 
F. P. Griffith. 
Sterling F. Harding. 
George W. Dille. 
Wm. Rheubottom. 
Wm. B. Bingham. 
Enoch E. Holf. 
Wm. Maxwell. 
Wm. R. Minuich. 
D. W. Carson. 
Francis P. Griffith.* 
Wm. B. Bin-ham.' 
Louis E. Deal.* 



George Hood. 


Kiah Gould. 


J. S. Merriman. 


Levi Knott. 


Hugh Finley. 


Sylvester Davis. 


Wm. Woodard. 


Josiah T. Bowen. 


William Lewis. 


James Finley. 


Thomas Snyder. 


James Leib. 


Emanuel Fleck. 


Lewis Lisher. 


John Bobbins. 


Sheldon Robbius. 


James Kennedy. 


George D. Rockwell 


C. R. Frisbey. 



Mathias Gerrin. 


William Walters. 


Lewis Lisher.* 



Amos Davis. 


Andrew Ashbaugh. 


Alex. W. Poynter. 


Micaiah Merriman. 


Perley R. Cady. 


Benjamin F. Leib. 


John Butt. 


Oliver Lanipmau. 


Jacob Himes. 


Thos.J. Vandorsten. 


William Wiler. 


Horatio Halbert. 


Michael Hotf. 


Arthur Fox. 


A. F. Powell. 


John Seybert. jr.* 



Leonard W r olfe. 


John Poyser. 


Wm. T. McConuell. 


James Tumbleson. 


John H. Kramer. 


Peter Prough. 


James Tumbleson. 


John Poyser. 


Jacob Crusen. 


John J. Arnold. 


Isaiah Immell. 


Amos Bowser. 


Josiah Rowe* 



Anthony Nelson. 


Win. Harding. 


Hawley Peck. 


Wm. D. Sloan. 


W. H. H. Aldrich. 


John Strang. 


Nathan P. Osboru. 


Wm. Price. 


John S. Strang. 


Henry Pitcher. 


Win. Yarwood. 


I hvin Kent. 


James Chandler. 





Thomas H. Low. 


Norinan Bnbi'ock 


Win. W. Teale. 


Allen Eagleton. 


Willard fiervey 


James Chandler. 


Thomas H. Low. 


Henry J. TJlmer. 


J. W. Winright" 



Peter Lanipsou. 


Benj'imui Foos. 


James Met". .lln in 


Thomas Starkey. 


Frederick I)viiltl;i 


Amos A. Snyder. 


( Continued.) 


Abraham Rowe. 


David H. Barnes. 



Nathan K. Green. 



Isaac Collins. 



Thomas G. Starkey. 



Jacob Mills. 



Nathan K. Green. 



Charles R. Moon. 



Thomas G. Starkey. 


Win. Hobson. 


John C. Scheffler. 


A. A. Snyder. 


Orson L. Woodruff. 


Jacob North.* 


Charles Baird. 



William B. Dunn. 


Elijah Weir. 











Charles Turner. 
Stephen S. Fish. 
Francis Henry. 
Charles Cochrane. 
Orvin Fuller. 
William B. Dunn. 
Mvnott Goodsell. 
Smith Mudge. 
Mynott Goodsell. 
Francis Henry. 
Thomas G. Starkey. 
Jacob Sigler. 
Francis Henry. 
David W. Miller. 
L. D. Magowau. 
Ira Helmer. 
Win. F. Gross. 
Daniel Rasler. 
Socrates Cannon* 

' .: 



aber 1st, 1837 811,357 33 

" 1838 2.X7X 29 

•• 1839 1,686 08 

" 1840 2,773 46 

■ 1X41 3,639 73 

31st. 1S42 2.933 61 

" 1843 no rep't 

• 1844 8,16150 

" 1X45 8,882 60 

•' 1840 8,657 56 

" 1847 5,987 68 

■' 1848 9,145 07 

•• 1849 7,231 96 

•• 1850 7,109 74 

■' 1X51 6.529 22 

■" 1852 6,231 47 

•• 1853 4,790 67 

" 1X54 7,877 37 

" 1855 4,470 00 

" 1X56 7,087 56 

1857 4,443 37 

'■ 1858 6,381 08 

" l s 5'.t 7.671 70 

• 1X60 8.923 24 

" 1X61 10,537 30 

" 1*02 11,710 58 

- 1x03 21,648 21 

- 1X04 14.461 l>7 

81st. 1X65 26.695 :- 

•■ 1866 46,521 I 

'• 1867 35,763 ' 

■• 1868 27,973 1 

'• 1869 14.343 ( 

" 1870 14,498 t 

" 1871 19.208 t 

■" 1872 19,650 : 

•■ 1873 41,840 ', 

" 1874 16.481 ! 

■■ 1875 17,176 ( 

" 1876 18,368 ! 

" 1877 17,570 1 

" 1878 30,484' 

'■ 1879 08,654 : 

" 1880 54,350 ( 

" 1881 30,460 i 

" 1882 24,24(i : 

" 1883 39,971 I 

" 1884 31,567 I 

'• 1885 25,027 ! 

" 1886 23,249 I 

" 1887 24,710 : 

" 1888 27.711 ' 

•• 1889 29,740 ' 

'■ 1890 24,777 

" 1891 27,572 

■' 1892 29,088 

Validation and Taxation. 

Below will be found the appraised value of the real and 
the years named : 

ml property of the county, and the rate of taxation for county purposes, for 


S 636,763 
















































































T.twilsltlDS, ilK'lllllill^ VillililPS 













Included in above: 


Lima Village 



(In Noble County ) . . 

South Milford 




















1 836— Harrison, Whig, 128; YanBnren. Democrat, 150. Democratic majority, 22, 1840— Harrison, Wins;, 391; VanBuren, Democrat, 225 
Whig majority, 106. 1S44 — Clav. White, 598; Poll;. Democrat, 157; Biniev. Abolitionist, 38. Whig majority. 103. ISIS— Taylor. Whin. 029; 
Cass. Democratic, 636; VanBureu. Free Soil, 1.14. Democratic plurality. 7. 1852— Scott. Whig, 667; Pierce. Democratic, 667; Hale, Free. 
Soil, 11/. Tie between the principal parties. 1856.— Fremont, Bepublican, 1,406; Buchanan, Democratic. (110; Fillmore, American, 6. 
Republican majority. 7(i0. 

Lincoln. Douglas. ridge. Bell. 

Yanburen 145 79 

Lima 239 65 1 

Greenfield 149 28 

Springfield 173 24 1 

Bloomfield 260 108 1 10 

Clay 93 75 .. .1 

Newbury 126 57 .. .. 

Eden 76 45 4 

Clearspring 119 123 .. 2 

Johnson 194 31 2 3 

Milford 121 113 1 

Totals 1695 749 10 16 

Lincoln's plurality. . . . 946. 

majority.... 920. 1864. 1868. 

Lincoln. McOtellan. Gram Seymour. 

Yanburen 127 77 206 96 

Lima 219 47 255 65 

Greenfield 168 20 161 27 

Springfield 168 23 170 40 

Bloomfield 266 100 325 148 

Clay 92 66 138 99 

Newbury 70 S4 117 92 

Eden 59 72 81 99 

Clearspring 123 ' 121 155 128 

Johnson 193 50 209 97 

Milford 92 135 122 173 

Totals 1583 796 1945 1070 

Lincoln's majority 786. 

Grant's majority 875. 

1872. 1876. 

Grant. Greeley. Hayes Tilrten. Cooper. 

Yanburen 175 60 204 95 8 

Lima 226 39 230 79 13 

Greenfield. 158 22 170 50 27 

Springfield ' 168 44 194 66 

Bloomfield 340 141 389 221 

Clay 136 80 187 113 12 

Newbury no 68 137 82 

Eden 98 77 105 100 .. 

Clearspring 144 80 181 153 2 

Johnson 199 69 267 109 

Milford. 109 141 141 188 1 

To , te ls 1863 830 2205 1256 63 

Grant's majority. . 1033. 
Hayes' plurality.. 949. 

" majority... 886. 1880. 

Yanburen "'192'' ""93*' "34"' 

J? lma --y, 248 78 11 

Greenfield. 175 59 42 

sprm-held 220 71 2 

Bloomfield 456 2 30 1 

y a >", 181 142 18 

^wbury 153 108 

£<kn..... 128 139 

Clearspring 2 08 150 1 

i;T~"" 252 123 4 

Milford 154 200 3 

T '; ,al -',V ••;-■■• '•■' 2367 1393 ~7l6 

Garfield s plurality 974. 

majority 858. 



Vanburen 188 Too" ' 

Lima 248 76 

Greenfield 160 81 

Springfield 211 58 

Bloomfield 431 251 

Clay 165 138 

Newbury 131 106 

Eden..." 119 129 

Clearspring 200 140 

Johnson 270 140 

Milford 13S 166 

Total 2261 1391 

Blaine's plurality 870. 

majority 772. 

Yanburen 188 ' llij" 

Lima 230 91 

Greenfield 134 91 

Springfield 199 66 

Bloomfield 486 270 

Clay 169 136 

Newbury 142 103 

Eden 126 130 

Clearspring 207 166 

Johnson 247 196 

Milford 134 185 

Total 2262 1516 

Harrison's plurality. . . . 746. 

majority 578. Total Yote, 3946. 


Harrison. Cleveland. HI 

Yanburen. E 103 36 

W 65 62 

Newbury, N 119 78 

S 41 45 

Eden. N 29 50 

S 77 77 

Clearspring, N 48 78 

S 128 76 

Clay, N 92 69 

" S 53 68 

Lima. N 96 55 

" S 109 33 

Greenfield, E 51 29 

W 48 33 1 

Bloomfield, 1 129 61 

2 153 85 1 

3 84 93 

4 100 23 

Johnson. N 72 76 

S 149 77 1 

Milford. N 49 66 

S 83 105 

Springfield, N 63 44 

S 92 19 

Total 2033 1438 IS 

Harrison's plurality 595. 

majority.... 342. Total Vote, 3724. 


James S. Drake. 

Francis 0. Merritt. 
James n. Kennedy. 

Joseph D. Ferrall. Otis L. Ballou. j. E . AUCIaskey 

Mon. J. ,M. Vanfleet, junge. Miles R. McClaskey. 

John W. Manan. Henry n. Herbert. Frank J. Dunten. 







I h 

^9 wi 


H. Davis (Deceased i. 

Bank Building and Hotel, and homestead of the late Mezekiah Davis, Shipshewa 

Mrs. Sarah R. Da\i: 

View of LaQrange, and Bits of Scenery. 






Anderson. Daniel 17, LaGrauge. 
Applemau. Ira R. 30. LaGrange. 
Anderson, John E. 33, LaGrang 
Anderson, F. E. II). LaGraii"e 
Aldricli. Wilson 25. Plato. 
Aldrioh, Frank 35, Plato. 
Aldricli. Hiram A. 11, LaGrang 
Ainsley. A. S. 9, LaGrange. 
Barnes. Edward 23, Plato. 
Bicldle. Valentine 31, LaGrange 
Brown. L. A. 33, LaGrange. 
Brown, Julia P. 33, LaGrange. 
Brown. Ira E. 33, LaGrange. 
Baker. Daniel 35, Plato. 
Craft, George 35. Plato. 
Chase. A. W. 4, Ontario. 
Crandall, J. D. 30. Plato. 
Connelly, J. W. 16, LaGrauge. 
Clark. Win. J. 33. LaGrange 
('line. Emu.. 21. LaGrange. 
Cline. Samuel 27, LaGrange. 
('line. Wm..A. 13. Plato. ' 
Cline. Frank B. 24. Plato. 
Deal. Willis H. 28, LaGrange. 
Deal. Louis E. 23. Plato. 
Deal. Ella R. 26, Plato. 
Donaldson, Sol 23. Plato. 
Drake. Benson Hi. LaGrange. 
Debow. Louis 0. 3li. Plato. 
Debow. John H. 11. LaGrauge. 
Dorsey. Benjntniu 23, Plato. 
Davidson. Abedneg.) 24, Plato. 
Elliott. Win. 27, Plato. 
Kiev. Daniel 11, Ontario. 
Eaton, Ellen P. I). LaGrange. 
Feller. John 2(1, LaGrauge. 
Field, Joseph T. 25, Plato. 
Foster. Lewis 36, Plato. 
Ford. John E. 30, LaGrange. 
Forker, Cyrus 10. LaGrange. 
Fair. Noah C. 2. Ontario. 
Grady, Ainos 30. LaGrauge. 
Garmire, Win. M.21. LaGrauge. 
Gage. ( )rrin F. 23, Plato. 
Wage, John A. 10. Ontario. 
Gardner, Win. (i. Ontario. 
Gonser. Wm. 0, LaGrange. ' 
HofF. Flora M., LaGrange. 
Huff. Abraham 21, LaGrauge. 
Eolsinger, Frank 10. Ontario. 
Holsinger, C. A. 14. Plato. 
Howe. Amanda 15. LaGrauge. 
Hilterbmnt. M. 0.34. LaGrauge 
Hildebrand. Wm. 10, LaGrange. 
Healv. Win. C. 35. LaGrange. 
Harden. Frances E. 12. Plato. 
Hill. Almira 33. Plato. 
Hill. E. W. 23. Plato. 
Hostettler. Levi 1, Ontario. 
Hoaglaud, Wm. A, 0. Ontario. 
Hoaglnnd. A. P, & M. 0, LaGrauge 
Horner. Irvin 1, Ontario. 
Horner, E. N. 8. LaGrange. 

Harding, Win. 30. LaGrange. 
Harding. Bishop 30. LaGrange. 
Harding. Amy 30, LaGrange." 
Jones, Melvin 14. Ontario. 
Jackson. K. C. 34. LaGrange. 
Keeler. A. D. 14. Plato. 
Kilbury, Shaw 25, Plato. 
King. Frank H. 11, LaGrange. 
Keiin, Amasa 17, LaGrauge. 
Lovell. Alvin 7. LaGrauge. 
Leib, James 18. LaGrange. 
Lupoid. T. H. 11. Ontario. 
Long, Dayton H. 17, LaGrange. 
Lewis. F. B. 5. Ontario. 
Long. David J. 17. LaGrange. 
Lampman, Arnd2. LaGrange. 
Malone, L. W. 32. LaGrange. 
Motnne. Frank A. 28. LaGrauge. 
Malone. Edward 33. LaGrauge. 
Marks, Israel 33. LaGrange. 
Moore, Nathan 26. Plato. 
Morrison. A. J. 33. LaGrauge. 
Morrison, Daniel 31, LaGrange. 
Minnich. W. W. 14, Plato. 
McKenzie, John 2, Ontario. 
McKenzie. Samuel 11, Plato. 
McKenzie, Douglas 11, Plato. 
McCallv. Charles A. 13, Plato. 
McCally, Samuel 14. Plato. 
Machan, F. B. 18. LaGrange. 
Mohler. Win.. Sr. 5. Lima. 
Mohler, Win.. Jr. 5. Lima. 
McManns, Mary 6. Lima. 
Marks. C. B. 35, LaGrauge. 
Noel, B. W. 6, LaGrange. 
Newton. Jacob & Amauda 6. Lima. 
Olinghouse, J. J. 34. LaGrange. 
Olmstcad. John H. 2!l, LaUrau.'e. 
(Ilmstead. Chas. H. 21, LaGrange. 
Olmstead. George 26, Plato. 
Parry. Martini 19, LaGrange. 
Parker, Heman 16, LaGrange. 
I Preston, Albert 20. LaGrange. 
Price, Henry M. 18. LaGrange. 
Price. A. M.' 22, LaGrauge. 
Patton, John 34, LaGrauge. 
Patton, Wm. H. 34, LaGrange. 
Parish. Frank D. (). Ontario. 
Kowe. Alexander 20, LaGrange. 
Bowe. Samuel 20, Plato. 
Kowe, Mary A. 31. LaGrange. 
Rife, Frank 28. LaGrange. 
Royer, Joseph A. 31, LaGrange. 
Richards. Isaac 14. LaGrange. 
Richards. Charles 9. LaGrange. 
Snyder. Win. J. 35. LaGrauge. 
Snyder, Joseph R. 35. LaGrange. 
Slater. B. M. Hi. LaGrange. 
Swihart, Anna M. II, Lima. 
Sears. Charles E. 27. LaGrange. 
Sears. E. T. 4. LaGrauge. 
Sears, E. S. 10. Ontario. 
Smith, Henry B. 9, Ontario. 
Sperow. Wm. 11, Ontario. 
Selby. Luke 29. LaGrange. 

Shrock, Elias 12, LaGrange. 
Sams, J. C. 20, LaGrange. 
Spangler, George 5. LaGrange. 
Shelly, Mary 31, LaGrange. 
Sisson, John H. 1. Mongo. 
Steele, David 31, LaGrange. 
Somes. Samuel 32. LaGrange. 
Sowers, John 13, Plato. 
Soiners, S. W. 3, Ontario. 
Shannon, John 31, LaGrauge. 
Sherman, E. B.. LaGrange. 
Truby, Harmon 9, LaGrange. 
Taggart, A. J. 31, LaGrange. 
Trexler. Reuben, Jr. 3 1 . LaGrauge. 
Thompson. J. D. 32, LaGrange. 
Vandevauter, I. and R. 3(1, Plato. 
Valentine, E. W., LaGrange. 
Vankirk, David 21. LaGrauge. 
Vankirk, Thomas 21. LaGrange. 
Vesey. S. T. & E. E.. Kendallville 
Wert. Wm.. Jr. 34, LaGrauge. 
Wade, John G. 22. LaGrange. 
Weir. Norman 24, Plato. 
Weir, Fremont 23, Plato. 
Weir. Samuel 26, Plato. 

Allen, Fanny E. 3. LaGrange. 
Appleman, J. H. 25, LaGrange. 
Antonides. L. M. 8. Shipsheuann 
Atwnter. Myron 29. LaGrauge. 
Blough, Jacob J. 18. Shipshevvana 
Beach. Frank 23. LaGrange. 
Bingham. Milton 33. LaGrange. 
Boyd. Nancy J. 22. LaGrange. 
Boliuger, B. B. 14, LaGrange. 
Bolinger. Osins B. 10, LaGrange. 
Babcock. F. W. 13, LaGrange. 
Babcock, Hettie A. 13. LaGrange. 
Beardsley, Henry 3, Lima. 
Brady. George 15. LaGrange. 
Baunigartner. S. J. S, Shipsiiewana. 
Beaty. Samuel 33. Emma. 
Beaty. Lewis E. 32, Emma. 
Bowen. J. T.. 27. LaGrange. 
Boweu, M. A. 27. LaGrange. 
Chrysler, George 9, LaGrauge. 
Culliertson. J.M. 17. Shipsiiewana 
Growl. Hiram 10. LaGrauge. 
Colwell. John H. 17, LaGrange. 
Cliupp, Washington 3, Lima. 
Camp, Jacob 15, LaGrange. 
Cnrnahan, Hiram 11. LaGrange. 
Davis. Franklin 11. LaGrange. 
Deter, Appleton 34. LaGram 
Duniphan, Jeremiah 31, En 

Dillon. The 


Disney. William 7, Shipshewa 
Doney. Daniel P, 22, LaGrange 
Eaton, J. S. 15, LaGrauge. 
Eaton, E. J. 16. LaGrange. 
Erb, Daniel 7, LaGrauge. 
Everett, Laura 17, LaGrange. 
Evans, T. J. 23, LaGrange. 
Evans, Levi 28, LaGrange. 

Ford, John R. 25. LaGrange. 

Ford. Seth 36, LaGrange.. 

Ford, Marvin 25, LaGrauge 

Frisbey, C. B. 20, LaGrange. 

Fleck. Jacob V. 18, Shipshewana 

Fisher. John H. 15. LaGrange. 

Frye. Joseph D. 31, Emma. 

Garmire, Sarah S. 36, LaGrange. 

Garmire. J. F. 3D, LaGrange. 

Garmire. Wm. 36, LaGrange. 

Garmire. Horace 27, LaGrange. 

Green, James 21, LaGrange. 

Giggy. Christian 28. LaGrange. 

Giggy, C. W. 28, LaGrange. 

Glinie. Wm. 1. Lima. 

Galloway, W. H. 32, Emma. 

Gilbert. Jos. H. 18, Shipshewana. 

Gerren. Mathias 16, LaGrauge. 

Gerren. Samuel 4, Lima. 

Gooding, R. 1'. ,s, Shipshewaua. 

Hubbard, Fred 0, Shipshewaua. 

Harding. Daniel 35. LaGrange. 

Harding. Miles :«, LaGrange. 

Harding, George (1.20, LaGrange. 

Hoover, Martin E. 7, Shipshewana. 

Keasy, Edward 3, Lima. 

Kennedy, George 26, LaGrange. 

Kerr, D. S 7, LaGrange. 

Kaufrmou, Levi 28, LaGrange. 

Kuutr'niuu, Elizabeth 24. LaGrange. 

Kantt'mun. Rudolph 19, LaGrange. 

Lucky, James 33, LaGrauge. 

Latta. Wm. S. 9. LaGrauge. 

Latta. David M. 15. LaGrange. 

Latta. Sarah 15, LaGrauge. 

Latta. Ephraim 8. LaGrange. 

Leighton, Andrew 7, Shipshewana. 

Metzger, Charles 29. LaGrauge. 

Moulton. Wm. E. 2, Lima. 

McCally. Andrew 17, LaGrauge. 

McCally. Almou 17, LaGrauge. 

Merrifield, J. E. 16. LaGrange. 

Merritield, O. F. 16. LaGrange. 

Merriuian. George 17, LaGrange. 
Merrimau. Roherles 21. LaGrange. 
Meiriman. E. A. 6c H J. 33. LuG 
Meiiinian. Hudson 20. LaGrange 
Mowrv, Absalom 2, Lima. 
Miller. John J. S. 31, Emma. 
Miller, Noah Y. 30, Emma. 
Miller. John J. [8. Shipshewana, 
Miller. Christian 13. LaGrange. 
Miller. Allen H. 23, LaGrauge. 
Miller, Moses P. 30. LaGrauge. 
Miller. Hiram J. 13. LaGrange. 
Miller. Henry A. 18. LaGrauge. 
Miller. Jacob 19. Shipshewana. 
Miller. Josiah M. 29. LaGrauge. 
Miller, Isaac D. 33, Emma. 
Miller. Moses M. 29, LaGrauge. 
Myers, Jacob 10, LaGrange. 
Mosher. H. A. 34, LaGrange. 
Malone. J. A: Anna 7. Shipshewana. 
McKibben. Wm. B. 35, LaGrange. 


(LAV I Continued. I 
•is. Win. 23, LaGrange. 

Norris, David J. 32, LaGrange. 
Noel. T. L. 1. LaGrange. 
Noel, Moses 23, LaGrange, 
Newman, Eozaine, 16, LaGrange. 
Olmstead, Samuel in. LaGrange 
Pointer. Win A 34 1 aGrange. 
Pointer. Kul.v 19, LaGrange. 
Plank. Amos F 18, Shipshewaua 
Portner, Henry 15, LaGrange. 
Beam, David M. 17. LaGrange. 
Rite. Nicholas 9, LaGrange. 
Rowan, Anna 19, LaGrange. 
Robbins, Mary 20, LaGrange. 
Bobbins, Bppah 20, LaGrange. 
Swoveland, Jacob l8,SbipsbewHua. 
Shonp, James A 17. LaGrange 
Stroup. W. H. 5, Shipshewana. 
Stough, D. N. 12, LaGrange. 
Strickland, Matthew 25, LaGrange. 
Snyder, Michael 27, LaGrange. 
Snow. H. B. 3, Lima. 
Show-alter. Levi F. 9, LaGrange. 
Smith. David W". 24. LaGrange. 
Smith. Frank R. 14. LaGrange. 
Schermerborn, A. 34. LaGrange. 
Schermerhorn. Jas. 20. LaGrange 
Stahl. Elijah 19, LaGrange. 
Teeters, Marion 23, LaGrange. 
Troyer, Samuel E. is. Shipshewana. 
Taylor. Frank 21, LaGrange. 
Tire. Wm. 32, LaGrange. 
Tice, Jared 19, LaGrange. 
Tharp, John S, Shipshewana. 
Trilby. Jacob A. 23. LaGrange. 

Will, Weldon 25, LaGrange. 

Woodard. Wm. 3. Lima. 

Woodard. Charlotte 22. Lai rrange. 

W Iworth, F. R. 20, LaGrange. 

Walb. Reuben 32. LaGrange. 

Weir. Isaac B. 36, LaGrange. 

Walters. Wm. 13, LaGrange 

Walters. John Jr. 2G. LaGrange. 

Walters. Hiram 27, LaGrange. 

Walters. Valentine 27, LaGrange. 

Walters. Burritt 22. LaGrange. 

Warfle. C. C. 21. LaGrange. 

Yoder. Wm. 17. LaGrange. 

Yoder. Simon 21, LaGrange. 

Yoder. Jacob Sr. 19, Shipshewana. 

Yoder. Jacob J. 19, LaGrange. 

Yoder, Isaac J. 31. Emma. 

SToder, George A. 30, Emma. 

Yoder. Joseph D. 2o. LaGrange. 

Y'oder. Samuel R. 9. LaGrange. 

Zimmerman. Isaac 28, LaGrange. 

Zimmerman. B. F. 33. LaGrange. 


Atwater. Wm. 1. Shipshewana. 
Berkev. Eli C. 19, Middlebury. 
Borntrager. David A. 32, Fish Lake 
Borntrager. John H. 31,Eish Lake 
Borntrager. John D.. Emma. 
Borntrager. Jos. E. 31. Fish Lake 
Borntrager. Eli F.3.7.Ships|..w-ana 
Borntrager. Reuben E. 20. Ship 

Borntrager. Levi J. 34. Shipshe. 
Borntrager. Jos. 111. Shipshewana. 
Bornl rager. Eli A. 33. Shipshewana. 
Borntrager. lib J. 7, Middlebury. 
Beachey, John 19, Middlebury. 
Beache'v. Joel 3Ci. Emma. 

Burcke, Lawre 1 i . Shipshewana. 

Ballinrd, John 11. Shipshewana. 
Baker. Ad 3d. Shipshewana. 
Beam. David .1 3 i. Shipshewana. 
Cramer, Uriah 11. shipshewana. 
Cbristner.John B. 9, SMpshewana. 

Dester. Christian 2 J S' ip-ln-wann. 
Eash. John K.29, Fish Lake. 
Eash, Benj C. 15, Shipshewana. 

Eash. TobiasB 20, Shipshewana. 
Eash, Samuel S. 1.7. Shipshewana. 
Eash, Jonathan 24. Ship hewaua. 
Eash. Joseph N. 9, Shipshewana. 
Eash, Joseph 29. Emma. 
Eash. Jonas J. s. Shipshewana. 
Eash. Jacob J. 13. Shipshewana. 
Ellsworth. C. B. 24. Shipshewana. 
Erb, Henry 36, Emma. 
Farver. Abraham 2-7. Shipshewana. 
Fox. Arthur 7. Middlebury. 
Glick. D. H. 30. Middlebury. 
Gable. Joseph 35. 
Gingerich, Levi .7. Shipshewana. 

Borntrager. Christian I. 19, Mid- 
Borntrager. John E. B, Shipshe. 

Mast. Joseph J. 7, Middlebury. . 
Mast. Daniel H. 34. Shipshewana. 
Mast. Joseph E. IS. Middlebury. 
Mast. Eli J.. ■>. Shipshewaua. 

Mast. Ji b 5, Shipshewana 

Mishler| JohnP.33, Shrock. 
Mishler. Jacob A. 30, Fish Lake. 
Mishler. Jacob C. 22. Shipshewana. 
Mishler. John W. 14, Shipshewana. 
Mishler. Geo. L. 23. Shipshewana. 
Mishler, Peter C. 33. Shrock 
McKeevor, Monteville 23. Shipshe. 
Mehl. Jacob G Is. Shipshewana. 
Murray, James C. 9, Shipshewana. 
Miller! Jonathan J. 27, Shipshe. 
Miller. J. B. C. 22. Shipshewana. 
Miller, Joseph J. 22. Shipshewana. 
Miller. Abraham I >. Is. Shipshe. 
Miller. David J. 33. Shipshewana. 

Hooley, San. 
Hostettler, Ji 

2. En 


Hostettler, M 

M. 34 


Hostettler, P 

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Hostettler. Es 

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Hostettler, E 


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Miller. Y. I 1 

Miller. Eli S. 12. 

Miller. John E. 23. Shipshewa 

Miller. John Y. 7. Middlebury. 

Nelson. John R. 17. Shipshewn 

Nelson. Thos. B. 23, Shipshewa 

Niselv. Daniel D. 22. Shipshews 


i.ler. Tb. 

Platz. George 13. Shipshewana. 
Pointer, John and Mary 11. Ship- 




Johns. Maria 19, Shipshewana. 
Jones. Nathan J. 5. Shipshewana 
Kaufman. Joseph 25, Emma. 

Kaufman. Eli D. IK. Middlebury. Speioher, D 
Kaufman. Joseph D. .7. Emma. Slabach. Jos 

Kaufman. Jacob J. 6, Middlebury. Stahley, Job 
Kaufman, DanTS. 11, Shipshewana Stutsman, I' 
Kaufman. Harvey A. 2.7. Emma. Stutsman, J 
Kaufman. Stephen B. 23. Emma. Stiehter. He 
Kreighbaum, A. L. 14, Shipshe. Seybert, Jol 
Kemp. Tobias 2S, Shipshewana. Shoup. Sinn 

Klingersmith, Eli 7. Middlebury 
Kenagy.J. D 20, Shipshewaua. 

Sehrock. Samuel J. lb. Shipshe. 
Schrock, M. C, Emma. 
Schrock. Edw. S. 8, Shipshewaua. 
Schrock. J. J.. M. D.. Emma. 
Schrock, Joseph C. 31, Fish Lake. 
Sunimey. Abraham 10. Shipshe. 
Smith. Nicholas 14. Shipshewana. 
Swarteentruber, John 22, Shipshe. 
theimer. Frcd21.Shipshew 

1 IS. Middlebury. 
10. Shipshewan 

30. Fish Lake. 
36, Shipshewan 
12. Shipshewau 
34. Emma. 

Kuhns. J. F. 0. Shipshewana. 
Keightley, John J. 2, Shipshewana. 

Lupoid. Jacob F. 14. Shipshewana. 
Lantz, Philip 35. Emma. 
Lehman. Harmon IS, Middlebury. 
Lehman. Moses H. 35, Middlebury. 
Lehman. Catherine 20. Emma. 
Lehman, Dan'lH. 18, Shipshewana. 


Fish Lake. 

Yoder, C. J.. Emma. 

yoder! Jonas B. L4, Ship 
Yoder, Harmon C. 16, Ship 

Yoder. Amos J. 25, Emm 
Young, C. W. 15. Shipshe 

Airgood. John 

Ir. 1. Shipshewana. 

Shoup. Simon 31. Fish Lake. 

Troyer. Jonathan J. 34. Emma. 

Troyer. Eli D. 32. Fisli Lake. 

Troyer. Abraham J. 35, Emma. 

Troyer. Cornelius 20, Shipshewana. 

Vandorsten, H. J. 7. Middlebury. 

el 0. Shipsh. 

10. Shipshew 
eh. Philip DO. Shipshew 
er. Noah 20. Shipshewar 
er, David 14, Ships! 
er, Emanuel 30, Ships! 

Butts. . 
Boor. J 

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Joseph E, 

lin E. 

Trnesdell. H. G. 
Wolf. Allen J. 
Wolf. Frances 
Wolf, Jacob S. 
Weaver, Daniel ] 
Weaver. Daniel ( 
Yoder. Noah C. 

Atwood. J. F. 31, Woleottville. 
Atwood, A. J. 30, Woleottville. 

Andrews. Wm. H. 15, Valentine. 
Andrews. Lumnn 33. Woleottville 
Brinley, Jacob IS. LaGrange. 
Biddle, Wm. H. .7. LaGrange. 
Bowman. S. P. 1.7, Woodruff. 
Billinan. Jas. 3. LaGrange. 
Bender, Abraham 22. Woleottville 
Beach. John 24. Valentine. 
Baugher. Jesse 4. Valentine. 
Baugher, Nelson '.I. Valentine. 


Johnson ( Continued. ) 
Baker, Win. 23, Woodruff. 
Baker. Wm. F. 1. Woodruff. 
Bower. Philip 27. Wolcottville. 
Bidwell. John sr. 25. Wolcottville. 
Burekv. Benedict 35. Wolcottville. 

Colwell, David 7. Wolcottville. 
Cornelius, Henry HI. Wolcottville. 
Charles, Jasper E. 13, Woodruff. 
Charles, Jasper jr. 14. Woodruff. 
Culver. Lewis 21, Wolcottville. 
Culver, Sarah A. 2(1, Wolcottville. 
Clugston, James IB, Valentine. 
Clugston. W. F. 22. Wolcottville. 
Cary, B. F. 35, Wolcottville. 
Cramer, Jacob 32, Wolcottville. 
Conrad, Sarah J. IS. LaGrange. 
Cook. Win. H. 29, Wolcottville. 
Case. 0. M. 12. Woodruff. 
Case, Zopher 13, Woodruff. 
Draggoo, Randall 8. Valentine. 
Dewater, Roswell 4, Valentine. 
Dorsey, Sarah J. 8, Valentine. 
Dorsey, Jonathan 5, Valentine. 
Darrow, Josiah 7. Valentine. 
Eiman. Aliram 15, Valentine. 
Elderkin, Henry F. 10, LaGrange. 
Eagy, Solomon 20. Valentine. 
Eshclnian. Levi 23. Wolcottville. 

Eshelman. J. F. 2. LaGrange. 
Eshelman, Hi-ufv 23. Wolcottville. 
Eshelman. Abraui 25. Woodruff. 
Eslielman. G. F. 21. Woodruff. 
Field, Thomas 14, Woodruff. 
Field, D. W. 33. Wolcottville. 
Foster, Weible 11, Woodruff. 
Pair, Jacob 34, Wolcottville. 
(tn>h. Christine 12, Woodruff. 
Groh, Valentine 12. Woodruff. 
Gushwa, Easselas 19, Wolcottville. 
Granniss. (). P. 3(1. Wolcottville. 
Green, Chas. & .las. 25. Wolcottville 
Geiser, Wm. 22. Wolcottville. 
Grossman, Geo. G. 1. Woodruff. 
Grossman. I). II. 1. Woodruff. 
Grossman, D. W. 22. Wolcottville. 
Gardner. E. L. (I. Valentine. 
Gardner, 0. I. 2 i. Wolcottville. 
Gordon. J. C. 11. Woodruff. 
Hassinger, W. H. 11, Woodruff. 
Hassinger. Margaret 11, Woodruff. 
Hiues, Paul E. 10, Woodruff. 
Haines. David 22. Woodruff. 
Holsinger, John 18, Valentine. 
Holsinger, Newton 16, Valentine. 
Holsinger, E. ('. 3, LaGrange, 
Holsinger, A J. 3, LaGrange. 

Hoak, G :ge 18, Valentine. 

Higgins, -M. 1!. 31, Wolcottville 
Hill, John C. 2, LaGrange. 
Hulhert. Chas. 21. Wolcottville. 
Hulber't. Emily 21. Wolcottville. 
Healv. Wm. 3, LaGrange. 
Hall, Ohas. B. 8, Wolcottville. 
Jackson. W. H. 8, Valentine. 
Jackson. W. C. 5, Valentine. 
Keck. Henry 1, Woodruff. 
Kerr. James 29, Wolcottville. 
Koon. Frank 22, Wolcottville. 
Kocher, Rudolph 34, Wolcottville. 
Law. ( Iscar 33, Wolcottville. 
Lambricht, .Michael 19. Wolcott- 

Miller. Joseph 20. Wolcottville. 
Miller. Elizabeth 21. Wolcottville. 

Moher. John 36, Wolcottville. 
Mills, Jacob 5, Valentine. 
Mills, Hopey 9, Valentine. 
Mills. J. W. 5, Valentine. 
Myers. Mary 25. Wolcottville. 
Myers, W. H. 12, Woodruff. 
McKibhen. J. S. 8, Valentine. 
McKibben, Nancy B. 8, Valentine. 
McKibben. Geo. R. 16, Valentine. 
Mellmger, Wm. 27. Wolcottville. 
Mover, John E. 27. Wolcottville. 
Newman. John W. 2«, Wolcottville. 
North. James 11. Woodruff. 
Nelson. Susan 18, Valentine. 
Netf, Henry 1, Woodruff. 
Outealt, Jeremiah 4. LaGrange. 
Oliver. Lewis 10, Valentine. 
Oliver, James A, 10. Valentine. 
Oliver. Thomas L. 15, Woodruff. 
Oliver. Wm. J. 8. Valentine. 
Pelton. Frank J. 4, Valentine. 
Pierce. Paul 32, Wolcottville. 
Pierce. Monroe 29. Wolcottville. 
Pardee. C. A. 34. Wolcottville. 
Pontius, Albert 24. Woodruff. 
Pontius. Jacob 10. Valentine. 
Parker. W. S. 28, Wolcottville. 
Price, H. B. 12. Woodruff. 
Plank. W. A. 23. Wolcottville. 
Pointe", Benjamin 28, Wolcottville 
Randall. Charles 21. Valentine. 
Ryno, Georgiana. 28, Wolcottville. 
Royer, E. E. 15, Valentine. 
Rowe. A. W. 21, Wolcottville. 
Roy. George W. 27. Wolcottville. 
Stutsman. Abram lfi. Wolcottville. 
Strayer, Daniel 36, Wolcottville. 
Shallower, Amos 25. Wolcottville. 
Shallower. Samuel A. 27. Wolcott- 
Shanower. Geo. 32, Wolcottville. 
Shallower. Jacob 24. Woodruff. 
Shallower. Clinton 27. Wolcottville 
Saulshnrv. David 15. Wolcottville. 
Swank, John P. 29, Wolcottville. 
Snyder, Wm. H. 3. LaGrange. 
Sherman, John 14, Valentine. 
Sherman. Oscar 14. Woodruff. 
Sliuman. Jacob 29. Wolcottville. 
Sperow, Daniel 2. LaGrange. 
Simons. Charles 27. Wolcottville. 
Sams, J. L. 4, LaGrange. 
Stroman, Albert A. 34, Wolcott- 

John P. 



is. Ir, 





Seagley, John 14. Woodruff. 
Seagley, A. J. 15, Woodruff. 

Spidle, Levi 36, Wolcottville. 
Spade. Mary J. 16, Wolcottville. 
Shroll. Jacob 27, Wolcottville. 
Stacy, John D. 6, LaGrange. 
Trilby. Joseph B. li. LaGrange. 
Tallman. Sarah 30, Wolcottville. 
Tallmau. Henry L. 34. 
Tenant, John 3, LaGrange. 
Thompson, .1 H. 22. Woodruff. 
Wemple. E. C. 8. Valentine. 
Walter. Joseph l(i, Valentine. 
Walter, B. F. 21, Wolcottville. 
Wilson. Charles 11, Woodruff. 
Witmer. John F. 28, Wolcottville. 

Wert, William 3, LaGrange. 
Wcatherwax, C. D. 32, Wolcott- 
Young, Emanuel 24. Woodruff. 


Appleiuan, Vay 
Alger, Mary 
Axell, Philip 
Bassett, Matthew 
Bnrk, Adelle 
Bower, Rebecca 
Broughton, F. A. 
Broughton, Ablne 
Bozer, John 
Blauchard, C. H. 
Barber, Eliza A. 
Brown, J. W. & O. 
Black. Clarence 
Cosper, James F. 
Chamliliii, Francis J. 
Cramer, H. J. 
Cutler, E. A. 
Cutler, Emma 
Cutler, M. J. 
Dickinson, George 
Dickinson, George B. 
Dickinson, M. J. 
Drushal, Mary A. 
Day, D. R. 
Dickinson, M. J. 
Ewing, Henry E. 
Eminger, Adam 
Eminger, Anna 
Fair, Levi 

Gardner, Newton W. 
Hunter, Oliver 
Hartz, Samuel 
Haviland, John L. 
Hamlin. Rebecca 
Hamliu. Henry S. 



Haller. Adei 
Harrah. W. H. and I 
Hartz. Cora 
Helmer, John W. 
Hanson. Milton S. 
Kellain, N. M. 
Kruse, Charles F. 
Meeker. Ira 
McDonald. George 
Myers, B. F. 
Moon, C. R. 
Miller, C. L. 
Newnam, I. F. 
Opie, J. W. 
North, Jacob and N. 
Pearson. John M. 
Putt, C. F. 
Putt. Levi 
Pontius. B. F. 
Ptingst, Andrew 
Rhodes, Amanda 
Sheffler, John C. 
Sheffler. George W. 
Snyder. A. A. 
Sanders. F. P. 
Sanders. George W. 

Smith, J. L. 
Shobe, Hai 
Tuck. Jame 

id Na 

tha J. 

Wihln.aii. H. H. 
Wolcott, Abigail 
Westler, Michael 
Wilcox, Jedetliah 
Whitney, Mary E. 
Whitney. E. M. 
Yeager, E. E. 
Yeager, A. R, 
Voungkin, J. W. 

Brown, Julia 
Baugher, Nelsou E. 
Gardner, Erin L. 
Harris. Jennie 
McKibben, J. S. 
Moore, Eliza J. 
Newhouse, Martha 
Oliver, Mary L. 
Oliver, Mary 
Pontius, Catherine 
Ward, J. W, and A. 

Amos. Frederick 9. Mongo. 

Appleiuan. Squire H.25. B. Prairie 

Appleiuan. Stratton 22, 

Appleiuan, Taylor 23. 

Ashley, Ralph 27, 

Archer, Robert & L. 3, Mongo. 

Archer, Lafayette 10. " 

Arnold, Jacob 5. 

Bumpus, Joseph 35. Brushy Prairie. 

Baker, Horace 5, Mougo. 

Berridge. Charles 4. 

Brown. Warren 35, Brushy Prairie. 

Brown. M. R. 10, Mongo. 

Bock, Henry 16, 

Booth, J. Q. A. 1. 

Brownell, Frames 24. Br. Prairie. 

Beldeu. Wallace 32, 

Baird. Edith M. 31, Mt. Pisgah. 

Cline. Samuel Jr. 30. Mougo, 

Custer. Albert 1. Brighton. 

Cook, Wm. 14, Kendallville. 

Cunning. D. G. 5, Mougo. 

Colwell, Hiram 5. 

Coney. John 31. Mt. Pisgah. 

Coney. Henry 31. 

Deal,' John K. 2 Mongo. 

Downs, Sarah A. 12. 

Downs. Thomas 12, '• 

Dyer. Edwin 21, 

Dyer, Marietta 29. 

Deal, Harrison 28. Brushy Prairie. 

Deal, Henry 14. 

Deal. Elisha 23. 

Deal. Levi H. 10. Mongo. 

Deal. Charles H. 11. 

Dauuer, Wm. H. 8, 

Dauner. Susan 7. 

Depuy, Caroline 2, " 

Depuy, James 10. 

Deetz. Jonas 10, 

Decker. Andrew 35. Brushy Prairie. 

Eriisl lerger, Michael 34. M't. Pisgah. 

Elya, David D. 3, Mongo 

Elliott, James 19. Plato. 

Fair. Joseph 3. Mougo. 

Fair. Rachel 1. 

Fair. William 4. 

Fair. Amos 1, 

Panning, Ida < >. 25. Brushy P. 

Fuller. E. W. 34, Mt, Pisgah. 

Felthouse, J. V. 5. Mougo. 



ed. I 

Goodsell, Eugene HI. Mt. Pisgah, 

Gilbert. Geo. W. 20, Brusliv P. 

Gilbert. Chas. A. IN. Mongo. 

Garlets, Jacob 3, 

Garlets, Aden 5. 

Garlets. George 10, 

Garlets: John P. 3, 

Gardner, Newton. 28, Wolcottville. 

Gravitt, Chas. H. 13, Brushy P. 

Geddis, David 9, Mougo. 

Harter. Galnsia & M. D. 34, Mt, P. 

Horton, J. J. 24. Brushy Prairie. 

Hall. C. & L. W. 35, 

Hall. G. P. 22. 

Hiiks. Norman G. 12. Mougo. 

Huss, Edwin ('. 4. 

Haskins. Albert 8. 

Haskms, Eugene 3. 

Bissong. l'biletta 5, 

Hughes, Ellen M. 32. Br. P. 

Horner. Noah & E. A. M. 8. Mongo. 

Harris. John (). 13. Kendallville. 

Hank. Wm. C. 4. Mongo. 

Hawk. C. L. 5. 

Imniel, Moses 11. 

Jennings, \V. M. & H. W. 21. Br. P. 

Jennings, Clara 20, Brushy P. 

Jennings, Edgar H. 10, Brushy P. 

Kunce, George R. 25, Mt. Pisgah. 

Knott, Marcus 33, " 

Kingsley, Hannah 21. Brushy P. 

Kingslev. Wm. Ml. Mt. Pisgah. 

Lame. j. C. & A. L. 5. Mougo. 

Loftos, John L. 2. 

Malone. Geor«e 7. 

Myers, Win. H. 9, 

McKinlev. Benjamin '.I. 

McKinley, T. F. 4. 

McKenzie, Nelson 5, 

McKenzie. Simon 5, 

Meek. Lucius 5, 

Meek. Orlando 5. Mo3g». 

Marks. Wm. H. 8. 

Notestine, John 2. 

Notestine. Isaac 10. 

Notestine. James 8. " 

Newnam. Samuel H. 36. BrushvP. 

O'Brien. Robert IS. Shirks. Mich. 

Pommert. S. J. A- E. J. 7. Mongo. 

Paxon, John. 2. " 

Prentiss. \Vm. 34. Brushy Prairie. 

Panlns. David 2B. 

Reed. Nathan 11. Mongo. 

Rogers. Horace 20. " 

Rogers. E. A. & Sophia 18. ■' 

Rogi )-. \ N. 1 .. 

Rogers. Henrv A. 20. 

Rontsong. Win. 30. Plato. 

Rawles. Clinton H. 25. Brushy P. 

Rawles, J. W. & Sarah 8. « ' 

Rawles. Elisha 24. 

Shafer. Anna M. 13. Mongo. 

Shulte. Peter 16, 

Sisson. Edgar F. 8. " 

Spangle. Henry 1. Orland. 

Sliepardson. Cath. E. 5. Mongo. 

Snyder. John J. 8. 

Sanderson, George O. 13. Brush. P 

Sanderson, John F. 24. LaGrange. 

Stoffe. Margaret 11. Mongo. 

Spero. Solomon 10. LaGrange. 

Spero. Samuel 24. Brushy P. 
Seaburn. John 22. 

Sears. D. A. 33. LaGrange. 

Scars. E/.ra 211. 

Smith. Hiram 8. 

Smith, George 7. 

Smith. Charles 17, 

Swarm. Martin 9. 

Thompson, C. F. 21. 

Talmage, Ira C. 28. Brushy P 

Vaughn. James IS. Brighton 

Wolhelor. Milo Hi. Mongo 

Wolli.ter. Go,,. 14. Brushy Prairie 
Wooster, Dennis 13. ■* " 
Wallace, Catherine 32. •' 
Wilson, Melvin E 5, Mongo 

William-. Alexander 1. 
Wade, Henrv 13, Brusliv Prairie. 
Wade, Charles W. 2:1. ' " 
Wade, J. M. 15, 
Toder, Memio S. 33, 


Bassett, Lester Brushy Prairie 

Deuiing, Orville 

Hall. G. F. 

Pierce. Parley 

Spalding, Elizabeth 

Spero, John & Alice 

Altlaud, Peter 11, Scott. 

Altlaud. Cornelius 13. 

Aebv. Jacob 21. 

Allison. C. R. 27. 

Allison, E. B. 22. 

Bussell Fred W. White Pigeon. 

Bellairs. John 2o. White Pigeon. 

Bellairs, William 

Bvers. David 

Barden. Casper 24. Scott. 

Benham. Wm. Hi. White Pigeon. 

Bender. Christian 32, Shipshewana 

Beachy. A. C. 28, White Pigeon. 

Berger. Christian. 21, Lima. 

Boyer, Daniel 21, 

Borntrager. John J. Ml.M iddleburv 

Borntrager. Daniel .1 . 31, " 

Berry, Ann 17, Scott. 

Bycroft. Wm. 13. 

Belote. Elmer 29, Seybert. 

Belote. J. B. 29, ' " 

Bakeinan. Henrv 19. White Pigeon 

Buck. Z. E. 28. Lima. 

Beem. Solomon. -12. Siiipsliewana. 

Baker. Joseph G. 30. White Pigeon 

Callahan. A. L. 17, Scott, 

Callahan. 0. R. 24. 

Callahan. Edmund Pi. Lima. 

Craig. Joseph S. 21. 

Conrad, Jeremiah 34. Shipshe. 

Crampton, Thomas 22. Scott. 

Crampton, Wm. 17. 

Cook. A. F. 20. 

Davis. Eugene 2fi. Siiipsliewana. 

Davidson, Xathaniel 14. Scott 

Donald. B. F. 30. 

Dalton. M. F. 13. 

Dunker. John H. 20, 

Deal. Jacob F. 32. 

Deal. Frank 32. Seybert, 

Etlson. Charles 17. White Pigeon. 

Eagley. John J. 20. Scott, 

Eagley. Emanuel 18. 

Ferguson. Luther 1.7. 

Fetch. Lewis 29. White Pigeon. 

Gonker, James 19, 

Gregory. G. & A. 27, Scott, 

Gindlesparger. Henry 31. Mid'bry. 

Mongo. , Helsel, Joseph 

Hall, Ephraini 1.".. Scott. 

Haines. Miles 20, White Pigeon, 
Hinkle. Aqmlla21. Seybert. 

Heckelbaur. L. * L. 17. White 1>. 
Hagertv. Michael 13, Scot!. 

Hon'. T'hos. P. A Sm'l. 21. White P. 
Hoff, James 18. 

Hurst, Jacob M. 21). Seybert. 

Hoofnagle, Christian 17. White P. 
Junod, C. A. 29, Seybert. 

Junod, C. L. 20. Scott. 

Jors, Frederick 19. White Pigeon. 
Kile, Daniel 25. Scott, 

Krcigh. John H. 22. Seybert 

kVightley, Peter L. 22, Scott. 

Lalor. E.'lw. 29. White Pigeon. 

Misner, I. G. 17. Sturgis. 

Miller. John B. K. :il. Middlebnry. 
Miller. Jacob C. 31, " . 

Miller. Daniel J. 31. Shipshewana. 
Miller. Moses J. 33, 

White P. 

Weaver, John J. 34. Shipslu 

Weaver. Wm. H. 34. 

Witlinger, Gnstave 30, 

Wolf. David 33, 

Wenger, Jonas 21, 

Wuthrich, John 32. Seybert, 

Yost, Samuel 18, White Pigeon. 

Yost. John 35, Siiipsliewana. 

Yoder, Jeremiah T. 32. 

Yoder, Moses T. 32. 




Fred J. 

Toms. Alpheus 
VanEpps, C. A. 

Walker. Jane E. 
Williams. Margi 






Olnev. Win. S. 19. Scott, 

Gluey, Mary J. IS. 


. Aa 

Paight, C. R, 31. Seybert, 

Paight, John 20. 

Rehni. Christian 28. Scott, 

Randolph. E. S. 25. 

Reinsmith, Eli 9, 

Rigg. Samuel 25. 



Suiiiniev. Abraham jr. '-U . Seybert. 

Shrock." Cyrus C. 33'. Siiipsliewana. 

Shrock. Samuel S. 32. 

Stark. Fred 27. Scott. 

Stark. C. A. 35, Siiipsliewana. 

Sexauer, Frederick 28. Seybert. 

Smart, Richard 35. Siiipsliewana. 

Seipp. John 24. Scott. 

Seybert. Mary 18. 

Shafer. Alind'a. 17. 

Shafer. Daniel B. 20. 

Spencer, Philip 30, 

Swillev. Catharine 28, Seybert. 

Swilley, John E. 28, 

Snider. E. S. 15, White Pigeon. 

Schmidt, Jacob 18, 

Stutsman. Harrison 32. Shipshe. 

Sidener, H. M. 19, Seybert, 

Sidener, Sarah E. 21. 

Sidener. Samuel L. 30. " 

Timmis, Frank 17. White Pigeon. 

Timmis. Thomas H. 16, " 

Truesdell. Frank 35. Siiipsliewana. 

Truesdell, M. W. 34 

Thorn. Robert M. Hi. White P. 

Troyer, Adam 23. Scott, 

Troyer. Set.h 11, 

Austin. F. R. 20, 
I Bartlett, 0. E. 31. 
Bullock, L. O. 18. Woodruff. 

Berry. Archibald 1. Mt. Pisgah. 
Bartlett, Elisha 7. Woodruff. 

Brainnrd. Albert IS. 
Beam, Henry C. 30. Custer. 

Bassett. Lucius 27. South Milford. 
Bassett. John C. 8, Jit. Pisgah. 
Bixler. David 22. South Milford. 
Blackmail. Alanson 29. 
Blackmail, Charles 29. 
Bennett, A. B. 24. Turkey Creek. 
Blanchard, A. 31. South Milford. 
Barber. Jackson 20, 
Barr. John 10, Mt. Pisgah. 

Coney, Moses 10. 
Coney, William 10. 
Case. Clinton M. 2(1. South Milford. 
Case, Zopher P. 19. Woodruff. 

Conely. Ephrnim 211. S. ,11th Milford. 
Cannon. Socrates 25. South Milford. 
Coplin. Win. P. 19. Woodruff. 

Crowell, Isaac 5. South Milford. 
Catou, John H. & A. 3. Mt. Pisgah. 
Cochran,.. Win. 20. South Milford. 
Cochrane. Caroline 16. 
Cochrane. Charles 15, 
Capman, Alfred G. 3. Mt, Pisgah. 
Dunbar. Jacob 3. 

Deal, Win. H. 16. South Milford. 
Dawson, John W. 27. 
Dawson, George W. 23. - 
Enos, Lafayette 32. 
Englert. Mary 25, 
Englert, John P. 30. 
Englert. Peter Jr. 30. 
Eannger, Freeman 11. Mt. Pisgah. 
Eatiiiger, George W. 2. " 
Ewing. Lewis 7. Woodruff. 

Elco. Wm. H. 22. South Milford 
Forst, Andrew 2. Mt. Pisgah. 

Forst, Jacob 1. 

Foster. A. J. 36. South Milford. 
Frey. Valentine 9. Mt. Pisgah. 
Frey, Marshall 9, " 

Forbes. Elijah 10, 
Fiandt. David 20. South Milford. 
Francis, Sylvester 28. 
Felch. John W. 14. Mt, Pisgah. 
Gross. Isabella 22. Ligonier. 



milfoiid (Continued). 


ishy Prairie. 
Mt. Pisgah. 

Gunn, Eli 29, 
Getting, Frank 16, 
Gardner, C. H. 5, ] 
(loodsell, Nancy 4, 
Goodsell. George 4, 
Goodsell, W. M. 5, 
Green. Wm. 29. South Milfor.l. 
Harhangh. Susan 10, Mt. Pisgah. 
lianas, John 36, Custer. 

Hughes. Mary K. 21, South Milfor.l. 
Heslip. .Tames M. 10. Mt. Pisgah. 
Helmer, Ira S. 8, South Milfor.l 
Herr. William IK. Turkey Creek. 
Hall. Charles G. 18, Woodruff. 
Hayward, Wm. 13, Turkey Creek. 
James, Isaac W. 7 Woodruff. 

James, George W. 6, " 

Komp. Frederick 10, Mt. Pisgah. 
Kent. Charles 36, South Milfor.l. 
Kent, C. H. 36, " 

Liebrenz, Gotleib 0, Mt. Pisgah. 
Liebrenz. Fred 3fi. South Milfor.l. 
Liebing. Louis A: E. 34, " 
Leonard. Geo. W. 30. Woleottville. 
Lovett. Geo. T. 19. South Milfor.l. 
Lovett, George R. 30, " 

Lower. John 31, " 

Lower. David 30, 
Likes, James V. 28. " 

Longeneeker, Jacob 21, "' 
Longenecker, AmosE. 28, " 
Langley, John A. 14, Turkey Creek. 
McCnllongh.J. F. 3fi. South Milfor.l 
Miller, N. E. 1. Mt, Pisgah. 

Miller. W. W. 1. 

Miller. G. W. 17. Woodruff. 

Miller, Edmund 2. Mt. Pisgah. 
Martin. Emanuel 28, South Milford 
Myers. John 20, 
McDonald. Martin 30. 
McCluehan. Tho- 
Mains. Adalbert 1 
Mains, M. A. 15, 
Nichols, Wm. S. 32. South Milfor.l. 
Nichols. L. C. 9. 
Neufer. George 19. 
Newnam. F. A. 5. Mt. Pisgah 

Newnam. I. B. 33. South Milfor.l 
n, John B. «. Woodruff. 

25. Turkey Cr. 
Mt. Pisgah. 

Newnam, G' 
Nesbit. Jas 
Nesbit, Ab 
Outman. T 
Piatt, Jack 

■ge W. 8. 
H. 32. South Milford. 
.ham R, 33. " 

Pierce. R. B. 10. " . 

Pratt, George 8. 

Perkins. Jacob 10. 

Perkins. Tsaac 11. 

Perkins. F. L. 31. South Milford. 

Reamer. Fred 26. 

Ra sler, Dan'el 10, Mt. Pisgah. 

Rassler. Timothy ". 

Read. Catherine 10, 

Read, A. N. 26. South Milford. 

Read. Ama/.iah 23. 

Rowdand, Wm. 29. 

Rowland. George W. 29, " 

Roser. Jacob 32, 

Swogger. Thomas 34, 

Spidle, Daniel 17. 

Sigler. J. M. 7, Woodruff. 

Sigler, D. C. M. 18, 

Sheas. Gottlieb .15. South Milfor.l. 

Stockwell. Eph'-aim 28, 

Temple, Geo. L. 24. Turkey Creek. 

Taylor. Thomas 20. South Milford. 

Wiuans. Benjamin 19. Woodruff 

Winans, Lola E. Ill " 

Wiuans, C. B. 19, 

Wilsamnn.J. J. 10, South Milford. 

Wright, Cyrus 20. 

Wilson. Edwin H. 1, Mt, Pisgah 

Wort. Isaac A. 22. South Milford. 

Willitts, Henry 17, 

Westby, James 10, Mt, Pisgah. 


Austin, G. E. 
Adams. Frank M. 
Bartlett, Ida M. 
Cookerly, Emma 
Cochrane, Wm. M. 
Clark, Henry 
Dancer. Johu 
Failor, David 
Gunn, George E. 
Hills. Marshall 
Hollopeter, C. A. 
Johnson, Elizabeth 
Kent, A. & H. 
McDonald, A. R. 
■ly. Join 


. Curoli. 

Nichols. Adaline i 
Newnam. H. M. D 
Ross, James R. 
Ross. Julia 
Reed, Jacob M. 
Redmund. Adaline 
Straver. J. N. 
Strong. Frank 
Stnrgis. Elizabeth 
Smith. Mary 
Snyder. Johu E. 
Wert, Daniel 
Walter, John 
Wonders, George 
Wonders. Wm. 
Taylor, Lucetta 
Clark, Scott 
En...... Lafe 

Sweitzer, Joseph. 

Anderson. Albert 26. 
Anderson. Harlow 21 
Anderson, Elijah 26, 

Butts. Andrew 15 

Brown,. Loretta 21. Brighton. 

Bumside, John V. 21, 

Booth, Wm. P. 23, 

Borntrager, Jos. C. 15. Sturgis. 

Belote, Sarah 36. Brighton. 

Bartholomew, H. O. 32, Mongo. 

Craudall, B. F. 22. Brighton. 

Duff. Wm. 27. Lima. 

Damer, Wm. 30. Brighton. 

Doolittle, Wm. 35. Ontario. 

Donaldson. Win. 27. Limo. 

Deal. Elias K. 34. Mongo. 

Dague. Daniel 19. Brighton. 

Dando. George N. 13, Orland. 

Eagles, Wm. 24, Brighton. 

Francis. W.B. 22. Greenfield': Mills. 

Fenzel. John 14. Sturgis, Mich. 

Ferguson, Wm. A. 25, Brighton. 

Fair. Christopher 25, Orland. 


Fair, Levi 34, Mongo. 

Fennell, Jos. 17. Greenfield Mills. 

Fillmore. Millard C. 30. Brighton. 

Groves, W. B. 16, 

Groves. Wu\ H. 11. Sturgis, Mich. 

Gunthorp, Joseph 17, Brighton. 

Gay, Samuel 36, Orland. 

Gilham, Aaron 30, Brighton. 

Geoting, A. P. 34, Greenfield Mills, 

Gnrlets, Peter 33, Mongo. 

Garlets, John 27, 

Grubaugh, G. W. 19, Lima. 

Hoffman, Wm. 29. Brighton. 

Hnss. Nelson 33, Mongo. 

Haskins, George 20. Orland. 

Harper. Samuel 30. " 

Harrison, B. W. 24. 

Horner. Elias L. 31. Brighton. 

Horner, Wm. & Jeremiah 3-1. Mongo 

Horner. Eli 31. Brighton. 

Horner. Joseph 24. 

Horner, Alpheus 25, " 

Horner. Newton E. 36. 

Hern. H. J. 25. 

Houston. .las. W. 16. Greenfield M. 

Hopkins, Fleming 20. Brighton. 

Jaekman, George W. 35, Orland. 

Kaufman. Jonas 22. Sturgis. 

Keagv. Naucv E. 14. Greenfield M. 

Kelso. C. R. 12. 

Kellett. Robert B. 13. 

Kelly, John M. 12. Brighton. 

Keiin. Alexander S. 19, " 

Keim. Elias P. 14, Sturgis. 

Keplinger, C. H. 15, 

Kaub, Adam 31, Brighton. 

Long. John and Susan 25. " 

Long. Benjamin 28. 

Long. Sarah 29. 

Long, Peter 31, 

Lint, Daniel 36. 

Lint, W. A. 25, 

Lehmer, Tsaac 15. Sturgis. 

Lily, C. L. 15, 

Larimer. .las. S. 14, Greenfield M. 

Libey, Jonas B. 35. Brighton. 

Libey, John L. 35, 

Miller, Tobias A. 22. Sturgis, 

Miller. James Sr. 20. Brighton. 

Miller. Charles H. 21. 

Miller. Daniel 13, 

Mills, Wm. & Amanda 24, ", E. T. 22. Mongo. 

M.Kcnzie, John 36. Brighton. 

McGnw. John 26. 

Malone, Elias 25, Orland. 

Martin. Aaron 13. Brighton. 
Moore. Tobias 15, Greenfield Mills. 

Mast, Isaac H. 15. Sturgis. 
Mast, Jacob 15, 
Mast, Daniel M. 15. 

MeMahon, Frank 15. Brighton. 
Neihanlt. George W. 25. Orland. 

Nichols. Charles G ::l. Lima. 

Olmstea.l. Elijah 35, Orland. 

Parham, Wm. J. 14, Sturgis. 
Parham. Samuel 10. 

Pocock. Edward 25, Orland. 

Plank. Christ J. 22. Sturgis. 

Pickles. Joseph 28. Brighton. 
Price, George W. 30, 

Parham, Charles A. 14. Sturgis 

Parham, James G. 14. " 
Rover. Wm. 11. Greenfield Mills. 

Swihart, B. F. 36. Brighton. 

Swihart, Samuel A. 26, '■ 
Swihart, Daniel 35, 
Swihart, Joseph L. 25. 
Swihart, W. H. 20. 
Sigrist, A.lolph H. 33, 
Shutt, Noah H. 32. 

Sleinagle, John 33. Mongo. 

Smith. Robert 26, Orland. 
Smith. Lionel 11. Fawn River. Mich. 

Sloss. Thomas G. 35. Orland. 

H. 30. Brighton. 

• 23. 

Squires. Elizabeth 15. Angola. 

Steinlv. Christian I). 111. Brighton, 
Stroud. Charles 14. 
Stead. Joseph 2S. Mongo. 

Stukev. Christian 13. Bright.,.. 
Schwann, John W. 27, Ontario. 
Schmelt/.lev. John 15. Sturgis. 

Tro.xel, Geo. & Mary 34. ( hitnrio. 
Vincent. Fred J. 21.' Greenfield M. 
Whitlock, John 27, Orland. 

Weise. Godfrey 30. Orland. 

Wetzel. M. L. 14, Greenfield .Mills. 
Woods. Edw. A. 17. Burr Oak. Mich. 
Yo.ler. Yost V. 27. Sturgis. 

Wi1m.ii. W. R. 14. Greenfield Mills. 
Barrows. J. B. 13, Orland. 

Fair. N. H. 14. Greenfield Mills. 
Fair, Amos Orland. 

Morrill. I. P. 14. Greenfield Mills. 
Loghry. Chas. 14, 
Custer, Amanda 

Taylor. O. E. Orland. 

Custer, Albert 

I.FXlNo ion vll 1 \<;r. 


, Wn 

Craudall. J. P. 
Fair, Simon 
Gunthorp. Julii 
Hine. Jacob 
Horner. Alpheu 




Luplmni. Ja 
Mix, James 
Rose. James E. 
Russell, James H. 
Snyder, J. J. 
Sigrist, Adolph 
Wade. Wm. S. 




Anderson, Alonzo 
Atwater, Lorin 
Antonides, Joliu 
Antonides, Mary C. 
Allen. C. L. 
Ayres, Margaret C. 
Barnes, Nancy M. 
Boyd. Amanda 
Boydj Sarah C. 
Boyd, Alniirn P. 
Butt. Nora L. 
Butt. Surah M. 
Bain, Beuben 
Bradford, Sue E. 
Barrows, Ira 
Beans. Samuel E. 
Brant. C. A. 
Benhain, F. A. 
Bowen. J. T. 
Ballou. Carrie E. 
Ballou. E. S. 
Ballou. 0. L. 
Bullock, Elizabeth 
Bullock. Maria 
Beecher, Marv and Nellie 
Bin-ham, W. B. 
Browu, Sarah M. 
Brown, Jacob S. 
Baker, Abraham 
Betts, H. M. 
Betts, Annetta 
Betts. Sarah E. 
Bastian. H. M. 
Boesinger, Simon 
Browning, Rebecca C. 
Bowers, IX W. 
Bowers. Harriet 
Brady, Elizabeth 
Brady, Nancy 
Brady, Flora 
Brady. J. F. 
Blongh, Lida 
Bollman, John W. 
Babcock, R. D. 
Balyeat, Moses 
Cowan. Marenus 
Clark, A. W. 
Colliflower. Mary S. 
Crowl, Samuel Sr. 
Crowl, Alice 
Cookingham, J. J. 
Cone. Martha 
Cowley. L. D. 
Case. Ruth S. 
Case, E. Y. 
Coplin, Mary L. 
Clugston, J. F. 
Canfield, G. W. 
Cutting. Adolphus 
Campbell. Elizabeth 
Cosgrave, P. J. 
Crocker, H. and C. 
Coverdale, J. H. and S. A. 
Cos. John 
Cole. Warren 
Cummings, Milo 
Clugston, Lucy 
Densmore. Elizabeth 
Draggoo, David 
Draggoo. Lovinia 
Draggoo. John 
Dunten. Frank J. 
Drake, J. S. 
Ditman. B. F. 

Doming, C. P. and A. 
Draggoo, Susan M. 
Denton, Wm. H. 
Duck, I. P. 
Devlin. Mary 
Devlin, T. K. 
Devlin, Ida 0: 
Drews, W. E. 
Dryer, N. B. 
Doty, Mary A. 
Dallas, Elizabeth 
Doolittle. Willis 
Driver, Alice 
Ellison, Rollin 
Ellison, Sarah E. 
Ellison, Andrew 
Evans. Ruins A. 
Evans. IdaM. 
Evans. Anna 
Evler, George W. 
Engle, Jacob B. 
Eminger, Drnsilla 
Everett, Henry P. 
Everett. Louise 
Eagletou, George A. 
Edwards. Sarah A. 
Edmonds, B. H. and Anna 
Fawcett, Fannie K. 
Fisher, Joseph C. 
Fothergill, J. E. 
Faulkner. Ann 
Free. Henry T. 
Faught, Melissa 
Ferrall, J. D. 
Francis, Mary J. 
Floring. Ernst 
Fish. Riley 
Griffith. Lily M. 
Griffith. Cha'rles S. 
Goshorn, George N. 
Goshorn. W. M. 
Goshorn, Hannah 
Gappinger, Nellie A. 

Galloway. Emmet J. 
GallowaV. Thomas B. 
Galloway, T. C. 
Galloway. Henry 
Gallup, Louisa C. 
Gibson. R. Tj. 
Grafmiller, -Jacob 
Gillette. J. J. 
Gilbert, Austin 
Gradv. Jacob 
Guy, 'Mary E. 
Gappinger, G. S. 
Gilhams, C. C. 
Hubbard. R. S. 
Hardiman, Fanny 
Hardiman. John R. 
Hollis, Cynthia 
Hoard, Merinda 
Holmes, Hannah 
Herbert, H. M. 
Hays. Catherine 
Hughes, Rev T. E. 
Hays. Robert H. 
Hays, Lydia 
Hays, L. F. and Mary 
Harper. Ephraim ,. 
Hart, Melinda 
Hart, John R. 
Haberstroh, George 
Hoff. S. G. and A. 
Hudson. Wm. B. 
Hudson, Wm. 

Hudson, Louisa 
Hudson, Lamora G. 
Hinkley, Susan A. 
Hinkley, Edgar 
Haglind. John L. 
Hissong, G. W. 
Heminger, Julia 
Hewitt M. R. 
Hanan, John W. 
Hoofnagle, Nancy A. 
Hall. Amanda 
Huss, Ezra 
Haller, Mary J. 
Harrington, James 
Hoofnagle, Chas. 
Jackson, Ellen S. 
Jackson, Hannah 
Jacobs, Hiram 
Jagger, James 
Johnson, Edith M. 
Johnson, A. H. 
Jones, Anrelia 
Jones. Martha 
Kennedy, J. M. 
Kinnison. David 
Kronier, H. M. 
Morse. Frank 
Kaufman, Mahala 
Knauss. B. F. 
McDonald, E. B. 
Kitchen, Elisha S. 
Kabrich. S. P. 
Lovell, Rachel 
Lovell, Warren L. 
Livergood. Alice M. 
Lounsbury, N. 
Leighton. Nancy 
Lute, Ellen A. 
Lutz, B. F. 
Lockard, Samuel Sr. 
Lockard, Sarah 
Lampman, Susan 
Lampman. Mary E. 
Lamson, H. W. 
Langhrey, Isaiah 
Lytle. Rachel 
Laugham. Joseph 
Litman, Jacob 
Mather, David 
Mather. Eliza 
Merritt, F. D. 
Merritt, Esther A. 
Merritt, John S. 
McCrae, Hattie 
McCoy, Matthew 
McCoy. John 
Millis. Edward 
Hunger, Amy A. 
Monger. Rachel 
McKibben. J. H. 
Myers. Ida A. 
Myers, Emma E. 
Myers, Mary J. 
Hunger, Edward C. 
Marks. Ellen 
Miller. Sol C. 
Miller, Christian 
Machan. E. G. 
Machan, Nancy 
Merrifield. Hamlin 
Merrifield, Lewis 
Moak, Peter 
McEntarfer, Wm. 
Mingus, Charles 
McClaskey, Robert 
McClaskey. Miles R. 

McClaskey, J. E. 


eh. Wm. R. 

rank A. 

McDonald. S. G. 

McNair. Elizabeth 

Mashon, Rebecca 

McNutt, Mary A. 

McLain, Ralph 

Musser, Maynard F. 

Newell, Andrew N. 

Newell, Andrew 

Newell. Jason 

Newell, J. N. 

Nelson. Mary 

Niles. Fred 

Newman, Mary 

Newman. Jacob 

Niman, Nancy J. 

Nowells, J. E. 

Naylor, David 

North, W. L. and Inc 

Oliver, R. J. 

Parker. Marietta 

Parker, Mary E. 

Parker, Fanny 

Philbrick, S. G. 

Piatt. Henry 

Piatt, Mary 

Page, Wm. 

Parry, Huldah 

Prouty, Orpha C. 

Preston, Maria M. 

Putt, Albert 

e, Anna M. 

Rowe, John B. 
, Lewis N. 
I Rowe, O. and R. 

Rowe, Minnie A. 

Reed. Mary D. 

Reynolds, Sarah A. 
Ryason, Susannah 

Ryason, James 
Robinson, E. A. 
Robinson, George P. 
Robinson, Marietta 
Reriek. Anna B. 
Rerick, John H. 
Ruick, S. K. 
Roberts, W. F. 
Royer, Edward 
Royer. A. J. 
Roop. Margaret A. 
Roop, Jacob 
Riee, Maria 
Rockwell, E. W. 
Rambo, Abner 
Rose, Silas 
Rose. Solomon 
Rose, Elias 
Stevenson, Frank M. 
Scott, Joseph G. 
Stoehr. Josephine 
Stoehr, Marianna 
Stambaugh, A. A. 
Stambaugh. Millie 
Stewart, J. B. 
Show, E. C. P. 
Seftou, Thomas H. 
Slife. Rebecca 
Stroup, P. N\ 
Stroup, D. M. 
Stroup, M. O. 
Sears. Isaac 
Sears, Betsy 
Slack, Jerry 
Slack, William J. 



( Continued.) 
Slack, Lucy 
Slack, Ann F. 
Sweet, Martin L. 
Steele. Elmer R. 
Steele, Sophronia 
Shelly, Samuel 
Skeer, Thomas J. Sr. 
Skeer, Albert 
Shepardson. Samuel 
Speed, Esther 
Selby, Emeline 
Selby, Luke 
Selby, Wilma 
Smurr, Helen 
Smurr, Newton 
Smith, Frank .1. 
Smith, Charles 
Smith, Carry D. 
Smith. William S. 
Smith, D. W. 
Shafer, George L. 
Solomon. Alice 
Stroman, Fred 
Sullivan; Eva E. 
Sherley, Henry 
Short, William H. 
Sitters. Frank 
Starr, U. M. 
ScMmore, Miranda 
Snyder, Edwin 
Snyder, J. F. 
Spero, Jacob 
Stacy, Nelson 
Timmis. Maria 
Timmis. William C. 
Timmis, George 
Timmis. Caroline 
Thomas, Elnora 
Thomas. Mary 13. 
Thomas; George W. 
Thompson, Sarah L. 
Tuttle, Catherine 
Tidriek, Mary J. 
Vedder, F. M. 
Vedder, Mary 
Vanalstine, Adaliue 
Vaughn, Ada S. 
Valentine. E. W. 
Vesey, Helen E. 
Wvatt. A. R. 
Wigton, R. M. 
White, E. G. 
Wilkins. Philip 
Will, Rachel 
Will, John 
Wybind. Edwin 
Wade. J. B. 
Welch. Jacob R. 
Walters. Mary 
Webster. Caroline 
Wright. T. F. 
Wolle, Francis 
Weir, Clara 
ng, H. J. 



Yurwood, W. H. 
Zimmerman, H. H. 
Gallup, Laura. 


Auras. Herman 5, 
Bowen, Thomas T. 29, 
Boweu, Wm. N. '29. 
Bowen. Wm. H. 29, 

Burckholder, Wm. 15, Schrock. 

Bull. Epliraim 1. Emma. 

Borgor. Jacob HI. Millersburg. 
Boheck. A. and P. 28, Ligonier. 
Bowser, Amos 23, " 

Benliam. Samuel 21), Fish Lake. 
Borutrager. M. J II). Schrock. 
Borntrager. John B. 11, Emma. 
Brant. John B. 2'.), Milleraburg. 
Bowman. Michael 21. Ligonier. 
Case. Martha J. 32, Millersburg. 
Chidester, Thomas 21. Ligonier. 
Chidester, Henry 30, 
Chidester, Jeremiah 33. " 

Chidester, Wm. 32, Millersburg. 
Cobbum, W. W. (i, Fish Lake. 
Christner, D. 16, Schrock. 

Chrisfcner, John J. 16, . " 
Christner, Joseph J. 16, " 
Christner, Abraham 16, " 
Coldren. Nehemiah 24. Hawpatch. 
Coldreu. Harvey E. 13, 
Collett, Thomas E. 13. 
Craig, Wm. 27. 
Carpenter. Warren 23, " 

Dovel. Absalom 19. Fish Lake. 
Denny, John M. 34, Ligonier. 

Emmet, J. M. 32. Millersburg. 
Eash. Samuel 15, Schrock. 

Eash, Josioh S. 10, 
Eash. Samuel S. 22. ll 

Elliott, D. C. 6, Fish Lake. 

Fry, Daniel D. 1, Emma. 

Fisher, John W. IS. Fish Lake. 
Funk, John 18, Ligonier. 

Funk. Hugh S. 7. Fish Lake. 

Funk, James C. 8, 
Faust. Henry 19. 
Greishaber. John 19. " 

Gary, Jacob 13, Hawpatch. 

Gun'kle, Simon 31. Millersburg. 
Unshorn. M. E. 14. Hawpatch. 

Ulick. Daniel J. 16. Schrock. 

Hostettler, Samuel J. 1, Emma. 
Hostettler, John M. 1. 
Hostettler. Elias M. 1. 
Herald. Milton 26. Ligonier. 

Hartzler. Enos 36. Hawpatch. 

Hartzler, Rufus A. 36, 
Hartzler. David J. 25, 
Hartzler, D. W. 36, 
Hartzler. John H2, Ligonier 

Haller, William 28, 
Hefner, Sarah 25, Hawpateh. 

Haverstnck. James 24. 
Hite. William 33, Ligonier. 

Huser. Peter 21. 

Immel. Isaiah HI). Millersburg. 

King, John 36. Hawpatch. 

Kendall. Susan 3. Emma. 

Kalb, Abraham 19. Fish Lake. 
Kent. Nathan 25, Hawpatch. 

Kemp, Joseph 3, Emma. 

Keim. John 25. Hawpatch. 

Kaufman. Christian 35, Ligonier. 
Lembriclit, Sarah 2. Emma. 

Lepird, Robert 35, Hawpatch. 

Latta. J. N. 25. 
Low. John 24, 

Longcor, .Matthias HI. Millersburg. 
Leibelt. Henry 9, Schrock. 

Loy. Henry 33. Ligonier. 

Mclntire, E. D. 22. Hawpatch. 
Maurer, Win. I. Emma. 

Mishler, Samuel 15. Schrock. 

Mast. Noah 5. 

McKiliben, Frank 19. Fish Lake. 

Miller, Simon J. 9. Schrock 

Miller. Simon L. 1. Emma. 

Miller. Michael M, Schrock, 

Miller, Henry 16, 

Miller, Wm. J. 16. 

Nelson. Hiram 36. Hawpatch. 

Nelson, M. J. 24. 

( )esch, John 3, Emma. 

Peck, John 25, Hawpatch. 

Parks, Eli 25, 

Parks. Elva 25, " 

Prough, Salem 19. Fish Lake. 

Prough, E. L. 18, 

Peterson. Gnstavus 22. Ligonier. 

Poyser, W. H. 27, 

Poyser, Homer & Sarah 23, " 

Poyser. Mary B. H4. 

Pence, Patrick 7. Fish Lake. 

Phillips. Jacob 31, Millersburg. 

Phillips, John 31. 

Rowe, Josiah 19, Ligonier. 

Rowe. Milton. 20 Ligonier. 

Roderick, Wm. 13, Hawpatch. 

Roderick, James 13, 

Roderick, Joseph 12. " 

Kamsby, John S. 27. Ligonier. 

Ramsby, Alfred 27. 

Ramsbv. Alvin H. 34, 

Ritter, J. H. 13, 

Rodgers, W. P. 19. Fish Lake. 

Stohler, Luther 12. Hawpatch 

Sheeley. Benjamin h\ Ligonier. 

Sheeley. Wm. 21. " 

Sheeley. A. H. 28. 

Shrock. John 9, Schrock. 

Shrock, Amos 9, 

Shrock, Peter C. 15. 

Shrock. Isaac C. 13, 

Shrock, Adam 3, Emma. 

Shroek. David C. 16. Schi k. 

Stage, Ira W. 34. Ligonier. 
Stage, Samuel 34, 

Shoup. Silas S. 20. Fish Lake. 

Shoup, John Q. 6, " 

Sutton, Julia A. 24, Hawpatch. 

Sutton, Isaac 14, " 

Showalter, S. B. 6. Fish Lake. 

Showalter, David 7. " 

Shuinucher. J. L. 25. Hawpatch. 

Torsch, Ernest 14, Schrock. 

Taylor, James A. 5. Fish Lake. 

Troyer, Jeremiah S. Schrock. 

Trowel, Walter V. 24, Ligonier. 

Vanslyke, Reuben 36. Hawpatch. 
Vanatter. Sain'l C. H2. Millersburg. 

Wagoner. Daniel 17. Ligonier, 

Wiard, W. F. 11. Hawpatch. 

Yoder, Noah J. 4, Emma. 

Yoder. Gideon 36, Hawpatch. 

Yoder. YalsntineT. 1. Schrock. 

Yoder. John S. 35, Han-patch. 

Yoder, Daniel J. 3, Emma. 

Xbder, Daniel S. 5. Fish Lake. 

Yoder. Samuel W. 36, Hawpatch. 
Yoder. Marv E. HI), 

Yoder. Jonathan .1.21, Schrock. 

Yoder, John J. 2, Emma. 

Young, Nicholas 14, Schrock. 
Young, Wendell 9, 

Zook. A. R. 36, Hawpatch. 


Asher, H. A. 21, Hawpatch. 

Acker. Thomas C. 24. LaGrange. 
Atwater. Thomas 8, Shipshewana. 

Buchanan. Win. W. 23, LaUrange. 

Baker, Alexander 22, LaUrange. 

Burden. Eliza HO, Hawpatch. 

Barnes. Frank 27. " 

Barnes, H. D. 33, 

Babcock. J. N. 30, 

Blough. John 10, LaUrange. 

Blough, Valentine 3. " 

Beaty, Warren S. 5, Emma. 

Brayton, J. W. 14., LaUrange. 

Bnrr, Jno. & Sarah 34. Wolcottville. 

Bowman, Jacob 28, Hawpateh 

Beachey, A. D. 9, Emma. 

Bodle, Samuel 7, Hawpatch. 

Bryant, Samuel 29, LaUrange. 

Bowman, Amos 17, Hawpatch. 

Carrier, James 12, LaUrange. 

Coppus. Abraham 19. Hawpatch. 

Coppus. Richard 20, 

Cain. Simeon 35. Wolcottville. 

Church, F. L. 27. LaUrange. 

Coldren. George M. 19. Hawpatch. 

Cook, Noah 20, 

Cunningham, Smith 17, 

Carpenter. John 0. 28, 

Carney, Shndrack 13, LaGrange. 


Duniphau, John 7, Emma. 

Disney. George 26, Wolcottville 

Domer. Barbara 35, 

Deter. Howard G. 1. LaGrange. 

Deter, Jacob 10, •' 

Deter, Reuben I. 1, " 

Davis, C. A. 2. 

Dallas. Lorenzo 36, Wolcottville. 

Dallas. Levi 29. Hawpatch. 

Dallas, Samuel 29, 

Doolittle, Oath. 35, Wolcottville. 

Deter. Monroe G. 11. LaGrange. 

Eddy. R. L. 34, Wolcottville. 

Eckcr. Uriah 26. Hawpatch. 

Frohuhafer. John 10, LaGrange. 

Fisher, Wm. L. 35, 

Fisher. Calvin C. HI, Hawpatch. 

Fleck, Andrew 17. LaGrange. 

Prye, Samuel D. 6. Emma. 

Flint. John B. 1, LaGrange. 

Frain, Wm. II), 

Gibsou, Abraham 33, Hawpatch. 

Uarmire. Luther 9. LaGrange. 

Gable, David 7. Emma. 

Gable, Daniel 8, 

Greenawalt, John 28, Hawpatch. 

Ureenawalt. Henry 20. 

Ureeuaw-alt. C. C. 29, " 

Ureenawalt. Adam 28. 

Horner. Isaac 18, 

Harris, Samuel 34, LaGrange. 

Hall. Wm. H. 24. 

Hostettler, A. G. 3. 

Hostettler, Christia 

iD. 6, 

Harw 1. George 1 

7. LaGrange. 

Hoolov. Christian 
Hooley, David H. 

1, Hawpatch. 


Hoffman, George 2 

). Hawpatch. 

Hodge, Earvey ::t. 

Hostettler, Henry , 

. 5. Emma. 

llaverstock. W. H. 

23. LaGrange. 

Inks. George 34, 


Jones. A. J. 7, 


Kern. Martin V. B 

17. Hawpatch. 

Kurtz. David 29. 

Kent, Robert 30, 



clearspbing I Continued). 

Kitchen, John 23. LaGrange. 

Koontz, George 23. 

KnutTuian. Levi 31, Hawpateh, 

Kurtz. Samuel 30, 

Lalnbricht, Valentine 0. Eimun. 

Lambricht, W. J. 14, LaGrange. 

Lantz. Samuel S. 30, Hawpateh. 

Lower. D. 1). 35. WolcottviUe. 

Low. Thomas H. 211 Hawpateli. 

.Murker. Mary A. 12. LaGrange. 

Miller. George E. 32. Hawpateh. 

Miller. Christ 0. 4. LaGrange. 

Miller, Joseph P. 7. Emma. 

Miller. Benedict J. 4. 

Miller. Menu, .1. I',. 

Miller, Joseph A. 7. 

.Miller. David T. 31. Hawpateli. 

Miller. Samuel J. 4. Emma. 

Miller. Emanuel S. 111. LaGrange. 

Miller. Emanuel 11. '• 

Miller. Emanuel .), S. '.I, 

Miller. David 23. 

Miller, Jacob J. 10, 

Miller. Eli. J. S. 111. 

Miller. John 8, Emma. 

Miller. John D. M. IS, 

Miller. John D. 

McLaughlin, J. H. 14. LaGrange. 

Monitor, John 12, " " 

Murray. John 15. 

Messick, Win. 23, 

Morrell, Frank D. 30, Hawpateh. 

.Mann. Charles H. 27. 

Moseman, C. F. 32. 

Moore, Lewis 11, LaGrauge. 

Miller. Christ D. 11. 

Nelson, F. M. 15. 

Nelson. John P. 30. Hawpateh. 

Nelson. Wm. T. 27. 

I llinghouse. E. W. 29. 

Parks. Wm. T. 10, LaGrange. 

Pilley, Edward 20. Hawpateh. 

Peek. George 32. 

Peek. Charles 29. 

Priee. A. H. 21. 

Priee. John 22. 

Patterson. Fred N. 23. LaGrange. 

Rossman, Leonard 1. 

Rowe. James H. 24. 

Kowe. John B. 3.5. Woleottville. 

Hitter. Samuel 15, LaGrange. 

Kodman. Wm. W. 30. WolcottviUe. 

Rowan. M. E. 14, LaGrange. 

Roy, George W. 15, Hawpateh. 

Hoy. \\"m. I. 22. LaGrange. 

Boy, Charles 22. 

K..y. James G. 23. Hawpateh. 

Sutton. David 30. 

Stillwell. Susan 9. LaGrange. 

Spaeheen. Henry 27. Hawpateh. 

Swank. Philip H 28, 

Swank. Harrison 32. 

Swank. John W. 33. 

Sigler. Wm. 2. LaGrange. 

Streeter. S. G. 25. Wolcottviile. 

Shroyer. A. C. 34. Hawpateh. 

Scott, David H. 2. LaGrar 

Smith. Harrison 12. 

Smith. Charles L. 111. Hawpateh. 

Smith. Rachel 19, 

Smith. Adam 11. LaGrange. 

Smith. Jerome 19. Hawpateh. 

Strang, George E. 33. " 

Strang. John L. 32. 

Strang, W. C. 33, 

Sehermerliorn. H. G. 4. LaGrange. 

Sessliue. Elnora 3, 

Steinbarger. Joshua 33. Hawpateh. 

Trittipo, Amos D. 28, 

Thompson, G. N. 3, LaGrange. 

Thompson. Robert 21. Hawpateh. 

Thompson. Caroline 17. 

Teal. George F. 13. LaGrauge. 

Todd. J. W. 24. 

Todd. Milton 11. 

Todd. C. F. 14, 

Todd, Joseph F. 14, 

Todd. Harvey W. 13. 

Uliner. Geo. B 21. Hawpateh. 

Lbner, H. J. 22. LaGrauge. 

Vaughn. T1...I1IU- 2U, Woleottville. 

, WolcottviUe. 

Wenger, John J. 31. Hawpateh. 

Wenger, Joseph 30. 

Waters, Wm. 32. 

Wolfe. Charles 11. LaGrange. 

Wolfe, Henry 14. 

Wenner, ('. F. 32. Hawpateh. 

Young. Hugh A. 25. Woleottville. 

Yost. Christ 21. Hawpateh. 

Yoder. Adam 31. 

Yoder. Joseph J. 9. LaGrange. 

Yoder. Noah G. 31. Hawpateh. 

Yoder. John H. 20. Emma. 

Yoder. Sherman 30, Hawpateh. 

Yoder. Valentine V. 4. LaGrange. 

Yoder. Stephen 4. 

Yoder. John J, 311, Hawpateli. 

Zook, Joseph E. 19. 

Zook. John D. 30. 

Yoder. Jonas V. 0, Emma. 

HAWi'AroH vii, i, .on-: 

Byler. Jacob 
Carlson. Mary E. 
Hostetter, A. J. 
Hall. Elmer 
Jones. Maria 
Iveim. Joseph 
Keitzer. George 
Kautfinan. Joseph 
Lantz. Nancy J. 

Atwater, John E. 26, 
Blaseus. Joseph 20, 
Baker. Hugh 34. 
Bassler, H. H. 29. 
Colwell, G. W. 32, 
Cole. Daniel 14. 
Craig. Wm. 22, 
( 'raig. Sarah Z. 22. 
Craig. James 22, 


■ IN, 

Craig. Joseph B. 24. 

Craig. Joseph 23. 

Craig. Edith M. 25. 

Craig. Augusta &■ Edward 25. 

Doll. George 2li. 

Davidson, .1 J. 32. 

Eastman. Wm. 33, Onta 

Eaton. Jeremiah 35, Li 

Filmore, A. L. 29. 
Gage. J. H. 28, 
Gonter, J. W. 33. 
Gilbert, Butler 20. 
Green, Reuben 35. 
Ganinrd, A. E. 15, 
Glowser, Rudolph 35. 
Hudson. Pliny and Sural 
Haybarger, S. H. 17, 
Ha'\ burger. A. M. 30. 
Heiss, John IN, 
Kinimel. John 19, 
Keplinger, Elias 30. 
Kinney, J. C. 25, 
Keasy, Ezra 35, 
Kilkoph. Fred 23. 
Kehfus, John 27. 
Leighton, David 27, 
Long. John L. 13, 
McManus, M. S. 35. 
McManus. S B. 35. 
McManus, Mary A. 34. 
Miller. Wm. 29, 
Moulton, Albert 35. 
Mooney, Fred 34, 
Nichols, Ella 30. 
Parham, A. B. 30, 
Roop, Rebecca 14, 
Kuhl. Martha, 13 
Sanderson, Joel 20, 
Sanderson, James 20. 
Sexauer. George 25. 
Sexauer, Solomon 24. 
Sexauer. Andrew 7. 
Sexauer. Tobias 24. 
Shafer, James W. 21, 
Shaetter, George 21. 
Smith, John 19, 
Smith, Frank M. 10. 
Smith. Senator B. 22, 
Smith, Charles C. 19. 
Sidener. James E. 23. 
Stein, Samuel 35, 
Squires. Miles B. 30. 
Switzer, Christian 30, 
Taylor. L. C. 25, 
Wisler. Henry 31, 
Walker, Wm. H. 29. 
Wolfe, Henry 12, 
Went, Henry 30. 
Zook. Maria 23, 




Abbott. Elsa 
Abbott. Frank C. 
Arnold, Joseph 
Arnold. Samuel 
Baker. Wilmer 
Beecher. A. W. 
Bissell, Harriet 
Burnell, John 
Bogue, A. H. 
Cranipton, Abel 
Collins, Emily 
Curtis, Henry 
Cory, F. M. 
Cooper. Mary W, 
Cooper, S. T. 
Dayton, Louisa P. 
Durand, James A. 
Doff, George E. 
DeVinney. J. C. 
Fleming, Abbott 
Fleming, Wm. 

Fobes, Edward 
Holsinger, Wm. 
Holmes. Orrin 
Hughes. Wm. 
Howe, Frances M. 
Hartman, George 
Jones, J. H. 
Jackson. G. A. 
Crura, L. E. 
Kimball, O. A. 
Kingsbury, C. D. and C. R. 
Libey. G. W. 
Libey, J. D. 
Miller. Robert 
MeKee, (). P. 
Meek. Isaac 
Minch, John L. 
Magiunis, Elias 
Pfenning, Daniel 
Picking, David 
Robinson. Wm. E. 
Rockwell, Ellen 
Schultz. Sarah J. 
Schultz, Daniel 
Schaurer, Emily 
Sehaurer, Carbina 
Swalley, Mary 
Seybert, John 8r. 
Seybert. Frank 
Seybert. N. A. D. 
Searing. George D. 
Smith. Hugh 

Sileott. J. A. 

Williams. S. P. 

Wade, Sarah E. 

West. Sarah D. 

White. Frank 

Wright, T. W. 

Wai'tie. Barbara 

Warfle, Levi 

Yeagla. Jacob 

Yeagla, Samuel and Ellen 

Zook, C. A. 

Bradford. George 
Boyd, Esther 
Corning. D. A. 
Gonter'; L. F, 
Hart, George W. 
Harding, W. H. 
Hoover, Joseph 
Helper. A. D. 
Hoagland. Adaline 
Ingersoll. A. S. 
Jones, Julia A. 
Johnson, P. and C. 
Keith, J. M. 
Lainphere. Lydia 
Kinzie. Frank 
Martin, Daniel 
Maybee. John F. 
Parish, (). W. 
Parish, Jennie B. 
Pfenning. Fred. 
Phillips, Melvin 
Reprogle. Rebecca 

JSystem of American JSurvey. 

/jkHE struggle for independence of the thirteen American 
XgJ colonies with Great Britain, although a successful one. left 
^sT the colonies with a h«avy burden of debt to pay. The fact, 
however, that several of the colonies (now states) had an 
interest in what was then known as the Northwest Territory, 
proved one of the most powerful influences which kept the new 
horn nation from dropping to pieces, and a fruitful means to assist 
in clearing off the burden of debt. 

Tiie four states, Massachusetts 
Virginia, which claimed all the lam 
tntlie Missis-ippi.agn-ril (from ITS 
States, to lie disposed of {'or the er 
gress passed an ordinance for the o 
and also for establishing a definite method for the 
of these lands, which were now designated as "Public Land: 
be placed on the market for sale, the proceeds of which were to be 
:ipally applied to the payment of the war debt of the Revolu- 

lectieut. New York and 
i of the Ohio river, west 
) to give it to the United 
good, and in 1787 Orn- 
ament of this territory, 
vey and sale 


To dr; 

definite plat 

the survey of these *' Public 
was a difficult problem, as the 
methods of survey in the different states differed somewhat from 
each other. Virginia had her irregular surveys known as "Toma- 
hawk Surveys." Connecticut had n more uniform plan which she 
had adopted in her survey of the "Western Reserve" in Ohio, part 
of the territory to which she laid claim. And now as these 
different states had ceded all this territory to the general govern- 
ment for the benefit of all, it became highly necessary that some 
general and definite method of survey be adopted. 

The plan arranged bv James Mansfield, surveyor general of 
the Northwest Territory, was adopted by Congress in 1*02. It is 
so simple and practical that it has received very few modifications 
by any of the land commissioners since. After the adoption of a 
definite method of survey, the government proceeded to have 
tracts of this territory surveyed off as the demands of the public 
required; the first tract surveyed being nearly all in the state of 
Ohio, the second in Indiana. 

The United States Rectangular Survey may be briefly stated 
as follows: 

First, a north and south Hue is run through the tract deter- 
mined upon to be surveyed. This Hue begins at some prominent 
or easily distinguished point, and is designated as a "Principal 
Meridian." Then a line running east £ 
with the first line, is run through the trai 

The first Principal Meridian west of Washington is the east 
boundary of Indiana. The second, running north from the mouth 
of the Little Blue River, is the Meridian of our state survey. This 
Meridian and the Base Line for Indiana intersect in Orange 
county. These lines are run with a "Solar Compass," avoiding 
the errors of a magnetic needle. 

Lines are then run north and south parallel to the Principal 
Meridian, and six miles apart, which divide the territory into long 
north and south strips called Ranges, which are numbered in their 
order 1,2, etc., East of the Meridian, also the same West of it. 
In Indiana there are 15 Ranges East and l."> West. Across these 
are run lines six miles apart, parallel to the Base Line, cutting the 
territory into long east and west strips called Towns, and these are 
numbered North and South from the Base Line. In Indiana 
there are 88 Towns north aud S south. 

By this "cross-lining" the territory is divided into squares, 
six miles on a side. Each of these squares is a Congressional 
Township. Such "Townships" sometimes, but often do not, 
respond to the Civil Townships which 
names. The only designation of Co: 
Range and Town numbers. The systeu 
following diagram of a few sections. 

In practice the surveyors did not ru: 

by popular 
1 townships is then- 
illustrated by the 

whole length, 
points east of north in Indif 
tinually changes. Running 
beset with difficulties. No n 
be made exactly. Hence th 

in the Range and Town 
The magnetic needle 
.riation from North con- 
ugh primeval forests is 
of such great length can 
>egan on the Base Line 

and six miles east of the Initial Point, ran a Range Line 
six miles north as nearly as they could, aud then ran a "random 
line" west, to the Principal Meridian, to check their work. Then 
they ran back to their Range line, marking section and quarter- 
section corners as they went, and so proceeded to lay out the next 
Township north ; aud so on east and west of the Principal Meridian. 


Correction Line. 

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Town,. Nor,, 




T„w„, S oo„, 




Town ■_', Souih. 









X is Township 2 North. Range 3 East. 
Y is Township 2 South, Rauge 2 West, 
Z is Township 4 North, Rauge 1 East. 

But as they ran north, ou account of the fact that all lines 
running north continually approach each other and come together 
at the pole, every township was narrower at the north than at the 
south. To prevent this error growing, every fourth Town Line 
north and every fifth Town Line south of the Base Line is called a 
Correction Line, and on these a fresh start was taken with dis- 
tances of full six miles east and west. "Auxiliary meridians" 
were also established at every eighth Range line. 

After the tract is thus surveyed iuto Townships six miles 
square, the Townships are divided iuto thirty-six tracts, called 
•■Sections." each containing one square mile, more or less. 

The Sections are run off very much as were the Townships, 
using each township's east range line and south town line as bases. 
Commencing one mile west of the southeast corner of the town- 
ship, the surveyor runs north a mile, then east a mile to the east 
truer of the section, 
he west Hue of the 
point, and sets the 
half way between 

ile pi 

_ > line and corrects back to tl 
He sets a quarter post (or half r 
sectiou at forty chains north of the sfc 
quarter post on the north line of each 
the northwest aud northeast section co 
ceedsto run off the remaining sections < 
north line of the Township, placing the 
his north-and-south line intersects that i 
this point is east or west of the sectiou 

lished in the Township survey. The distance betweeu "the two 
corners, if any, is called the "jog" and is recorded. 

lu the more recent government surveys in the west, there is 
no "jog" left, the surveyor being required to close his Hues at the 
section corners on the north and west lines of each Township. 
The section surveyor establishes no quarter or half mile posts on 

up to the 

ivh ether 
previously estab- 


the north line of any of the sections on the north and west sides 
of the Township. Each tier of sections in the Township is run off 
in this luauner. except the last two, which are run off together. 

i>n account of the errors previously mentioned no Township 
will divide into HC full sections, and in the sectional survey new 
errors arise. These errors arc all run into the north and west tiers 
of sections, which arc called "exterior'- or fractional sections. 
because they contain the excess or 
ship, and this excess or deficiency 
quarter mile, lying next to the to 
west. The other sections are calle 
intended to be full 640 acres, but tl 
short of that. 

The government suit-divisions of the section ( although they 
are not actually surveyed by the government surveyor) by which 
the lands are sold, are "quarter" sections or 160 acres, "'half- 
quarter" sections or 80 acres, and ''quarter-quarter'' sections or 40 
acres. The section is divided into quarters by running a straight 
line north .ind south and one east and west between the quarter 
posts on the sides of the section. The quarter sections are "halved' 1 
by running a stiaight line north and south or east and west 
( whichever way it is wished to divide it ) from points midway by 

■:.■:.<-;.■ if land in tl- fcwn 
lways thrown into the last 
hip lines on the north and 

interior" sections, and are 
nearly always exceed or fall 

between points 
Other smaller 

acres intended to be 
of its lands on the eond 
contains so many acres, 
the Government Survey 
of the lands, where they 

measurement of opposite sides. Tl 
by running lines north and south a 
at the center of each side of the i 
sub-divisions can be made on the -nine principles. 

It will be seen from this that if a section is perfectly square 
and contains the exact number of acres, that this method would 
sub-divide it into tracts of equal areas, but it hardly ever occurs 
that a section is exactly square or contains the exacfc.nwmber of 
;ieres. < '( almost always occurs that the sub-divisions 
will differ more or less in quantity. But the government has es- 
tablished this as the only method by which' the sub-divisions shall 
be made, and making the ei^ht corners established on the exterior 
lines of each section "the corners," however incorrect they may be. 

Id order that no one purchasing lands from the government 
tfer injustice in expecting to get the actual number of 
h sub-division, the government sells all 
in thai each one of these sub-divisions 
..' the same more or less." according to 
And this rule follows the future transfer 
re sold and described in " Uoverninent 
Descriptions," whether the words "more or less" are mentioned 
in the Deed of Conveyance or not. The method of Description 
under this system is exact, and simple when once understood.- The 
Township is described as previously stated by the numbers of its 
Town and Range. The Sections are numbered from 1 iu the 
northeast corner to 6 iu the northwest corner, then the next row 
below that from left to right, and so back and forth to 30 in the 
southeast corner. 

The sub-divisions in the section in the following diagram, as 
it is divided into the " Government Descriptions," are each des- 
cribed in brief on the diagram. The one marked X we will 
describe in full as a sample of all: 

The north half of the northeast quarter of section 36, township 
36 north, range 11 east of the Second Principal Meridian. 

The ne £ and nw * of each section lying on the north side of the 
township are described as the Fractional ne \ or the Fractional nw £. 
and the sw \ and the nw \ of each section lying on the west side 
of the township are described as the Fractional nw or Fractional 
sw \ of such sections. 

If any of the Fractional quarters on the north side of a town- 
ship are divided iuto halves by an east and west line, the south 
half is made SO rods wide and the north half takes the excess or 
deficiency aod is described as the Fractional n \. If they are 
divided by a line running north and south each half is described 
as either the e \ or.the w \ of the Fractional ne \ or nw \. 

Of the fractional quarters on the west side of the township 
the descriptions would be the reverse, as they are divided by a 
north and south or an east and west line. When a section contains 
a lake which was meandered out in the original survey, the Frac- 
tional pieces in each quarter sections were numbered as lots, and 

sold by the government as lot No. — in — quarter, sec — tD 

X.. fi. — E. l ' 

Land may also be described by "Metes and Bounds," that is, 

the actual beginning of the lines and actual measurements being 
given. Thus: "A parcel or tract of land lying in the southeast 
quarter of Sec. 35, Twp. 36 North, Range S East, commencing at a 
point ten chains east of the southwest corner of the southeast 
quarter of said Sec. 35. running thence east ten chains, thence 
north twenty chains, thence west ten chains, thence south twenty 
chains to the place of beginning, containing twenty acres." 

Any definite number of acres off of any one of the sides of a 
square or rectangular piece of land, as a Quarter-section, Half- 
quarter or Quarter-quarter, can be definitely described as so many 
acres off of the E side, or W side, or N side, or S side, whichever 
side it may be. No description of land should go into a deed that 
an ordinarily intelligent surveyor could not understand, so that he 
might be able to make a correct survey. 

There is one very common error which frequently occurs in 
the description of land, and that is this: Very many notaries, 
public attorneys and justices of the peace, where there may be an 
eighty acre tract or any of the other government sub-divisions to 
be divided up among different parties, who are unwilling to have 
each of their different interests surveyed before their deeds are 
made, naturally fix this in their minds, that if it is a 40 acre tract 
it must be 80 rods square, or if it is SO acres it is 160 rods long 
and SO rods wide, or 160 acres that it is 160 rods square, which in 
our government sub-divisions hardly ever exactly occurs. So in 
dividing the government sub-divisions as if they were full in 
measurement on each side, the different pieces will all overlap each 
other as they are described, or leave a surplus not conveyed to any 
one of the parties. Real estate should be so conveyed that there 
could be no question as to its metes and bounds when it is surveyed. 

u-nslH|. ; 

K Si N E '., 



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sE K 

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a jy v 



1 Milv 



7.1)2 Inches = 1 Link. 
100 Links ) 
60 Feet \ = 1 Chain. 
4 Kods \ 
80 Chains = 1 Mile. 


272} Square Feet=l Square Rod. 

160 Square Ends 43,560 Square Feet- 1 Acre. - 

040 Acres 1 Square Mile =1 Section. 

I 12.6.1 Rods Square, 
1 Square Acre is • 208 Feet, Hi Inches, Square 

\ 3 Chains, 16J Links Sqi-a 




Hon. Philo Ta> I" 

chool House, LaGrange. 

Queen Wind Mill and Residence of Jacob Veagla. Lima, Ind 



afallible index of the character of a community is the 

relopment of its schools. Hence it is with pardonable 

_ de that the people of LaGrange county turn to the his- 

y of their educational interests aud point to the schools of the 

nty today. One of the first th 
gave their attention was the foundati 

Schools were taught in each town! 
1S40. Late in the autumn of L830 the < 
ington. in Greenfield township, toot |i 
cabin that was standing a short distance 
fitted it up with desks aud seats, and 
Clark, afterward the wife of Judge W 


cl 1 i 

id to Ik 

In Lima township 
John B. Howe, in a sin 
southeast of Lima villa: 
Vanburen by Miss Ola 
Kensell Kent tanght t 
During the next three 
in different parts of tin 
of today. '" 

: schools for their 

i the county before 
■rs living near Lex- 
ion of a vacant log 
west of the village, 
iyed Miss Jane M. 
S. Prentiss. This 

lught by the Hon. 

th th 

id. some with 
id, while otln 

of |o 

s had : 


d over with 

migh which 

le of slabs, 

tened in the walls. 

th holes bored and sticks stuck in. 

seats, pupils were required to sit 

ng until four in the evening, with 

proposed In 
building wa 

the smoke could pass. The c 
sawed or split from logs, plae. 
The seats were made of slabs w 
for legs. Upon these backles: 
from eight o'clock in the morni 
an hour's intermission at noon. 

Lima's first scl 1 house was a frame building, situated where 

the depot now stands. This was used for school purposes until 
Hon. S. P. Williams, assisted by a number of the citizens, erected 
a frame building in 1852, at a cost of 82,500. for a young ladies' 
seminary. The school was conducted as such until 1802. when the 
building was sold to the township for public school purposes. The 
attendance in the seminary was from 20 to 00 pupils. English, 
Latin. French, drawing and music were taught, A broader plan 
was inaugurated before this at Ontario, for the founding of a col- 
lege on the plan of the Oberlin Institute, in Ohio. The idea was 
Jenks, nt Victor. N. Y„ in ls;-tT. the 
id the school was opened in 1839. Mr. 
understanding that the citizens were to 
raise $10,000. This hist part of the contract was not fully carried 
out until 1800-07. The founders of this school had provided for a 
liberal collegiate course of study, but owing to the scant popula- 
tion, scarcely any more than the work of the preparatory course 
was ever accomplished. Yet many prominent men of northern 
Indiana received their early education there under the guidance 
of Prof. Bufus Patch. 

There was another institution of high order in this 
which deserves special notice "The Woleottville Seminar 
1851 'at the request of George Wolcott, the pioneer miller of 
Woleottville. Ex-Governor Slade. of Vermont, then President of 
the National Board of Education, sent out Miss Susan Griggs, an 
earnest, true-hearted Christian lady, who tanght in a house fitted 
wo years, until he had, at his private 
lU'inary building and boarding house, 
ling. Miss Griggs remained in charge 
lth failed her in 1800. The school was 
ilic schools. Miss Griggs, 
nd displayed an unselfish 


Wolcott, fl 

ompleted the 

ich are yet stf 

X)l until her 1 

absorbed by the Woleottvill 

who recently died, did a nobl 

up by M 
both of w 
of this s 

living monument to her honor. In these institutions, with the 
exceptions of the seminary at LaGrange, about all of the work in 
higher education within the county was accomplished, until the 
more recent organization of high schools at LaGrange, Lima and 

In 1874 the LaGrange schools 

has gradually grown 
among the best in tilt 
are held cost the tow- 
meetings, eleven scho. 

graded and the school 

efficiency and numbers until it i 
The buildii 

■mployed in the low. 

The Lima schools v 

a course of study was a. 
school building is a be 
820,000. It contains si 
High School work isot 
to the university withoi 
the school has been iin 
Leib. Will H. Duff, prii 

Woleottville has a 
nate departments, in a 
It contains four rooms, 
university to which grs 
The superintendent is 1 
first class was graduate, 

Still more importa 
ships. Fifty years agi 
log school houses in th 
and ten. Twenty-threi 
the Baker plan, seven a 
brick and r 

i wh 

eh the schools 


large hall for 


lartney, A. 1!.. 


5.. ami Frank 

f th 

High School. 

er g 

ades. Fifteen 


ol. The High 


^es sufficiently 

great uuiversi- 


versity without 

ide spread and 


nutl8Sl. when 


tablished. The 

township over 

id 1 

asement. The 

- :..,- admitted 

rell orga 

■nt Buperintendencj of C. M. 

ed High School and subordi- 
ck building, recently erected 
School course prepares for the 
knitted without examination. 
. principal, E. E. Koyer. The 

• brick la 

other phi 
of four or 
. Hawpatc 

the lowest primary 
County Board of Ed 

completed a pres'-rii 

ommon schools <>t the town- 

i but nv ■ three small, rude. 

Today there ar< hundred 

the same plan, and twenty-two 
Six hnve two rooms. Three 
•re rooms each will be buill in 
nd Shipshewana. Thirty years 
■ without organization, an out- 
oday the schools are well orga- 
; provided for every school and 
the humblest country school or 
iest high school. In 1SS1 the 
a plan by which, when a pupil 

' Common Schools, and passed a 

tuteda diploma. which diploma 
dtted to any high school in the 

Christian character, worthy of iuiitntion. Her work will endure, n 

entitled the holdertl 
county without furtli 
In 1892 one hun 
public schools of th 
females. Their ave 
town of LaGrange. 
enumeration of pers 
were enrolled in the 
enrolled. The avers 

There wns paid out of the public treasury to teachers s^;t.4;>4.^ 
for permanent improvements for schools s4.ND.V0ii, and otherwise 
expended out of the school funds over 87,501). The estimated 
value of the school buildings is $133,300.00, and of apparatus 

[red and thirty teachers are employed in the 
? county, fifty-eight males and seventy-two 
r;ty;e compensation per day is. outside of the 
$1.45 for women and $1.70 for men. The 
>ns of school age was 4,918. of whom 4,126 
schools. In seven private schools 163 were 
length of school term was 143J days. 



" IgSTlGH, undulating, lake-dulted country." is the characteri- 

i~M zation of LaGrange county iu the state geological report. 

(i) The elevation of the country is largely on account of the 

great "drift" deposits of sand, gravel, clay and boulders, 

which bury the rocks to the depth of 100 feet or more, and are 

iu turn overlaid by the mould of primeval forests and the peat 

and marl and humus of lakes and marshes. 

s parts the surface ie uearl 
Greenfield and Lima. Here the soil 
rated and generous in its rewards to tl 
Prairie, where the loam has more sand 
laud is found south of Pigeon Rivei 
Creek. But on the south side of Pige( 
the county is a belt of sand, varying 
width. This. even, yields fair returns 
Tilling increases the yield. 

South of this the greater part of the are 
ered with dense forests on a clay soil, and 
this region the landscape is gently rolling 
most broken townships south of the 
aod Milford. In Eden and Clearsprin 
meut densely wooded but free from 
This i 

el prairie, especially in 
a black loam, easily culti- 
• farmer. Except Brushy 
md clay, no typical prairie 
and its tributary. Turkey 
i River stretching through 
rom one to three miles in 
1 many places and skillful 

us originally cov- 
ik openings." In 
quite hilly. The 
Clay. Bloomfield 
the Hawpatch. at settle- 
jrrowth except hawthorn, 
i level and very fertile and easy of access to market, 
emphatically the lake township, but contains many 
valuable farms, the soil being heavy clay loam. Milford is 
a rich farming country mostly "openinL's." gravelly loam, and its 
fertile acres will rise in value with the opening of new railroad 
facilities. Springfield has its fertile prairie, "Brushy." already 
n-ieiTed tn. covering about six sections, its sandy region in the 
northwest, and hilly and rolling country in the north. Bloomfield 
is diversified bv a promontory of hilly couutry. terminating in the 
■Knobs/' To the north of "its termination is sandy laud, and the 
promontory is flanked on either side by rolling fertile country, to 
the east a gravelly loam, to the west a clay soil * 'lay township is 
of much the same character as west Bloomfield, It contains many 
good farms and its marsh area is being rapidly reduced. Newbury 
is a gently rolliug couutry. mostly "oak openings," very fertile 
when brought under cultivation. With the exception of the 
rolliug land in west YanBuren. that township is mainly of the land 
known as burr oak openings, a sandy loam, making fertile farms. 
Clay is abundant south of Pigeon river and in Johnson and 
Eden a superior tile and brick clay is found in large quantities. 
Bog iron ore is found in the marshes of Clay township and was 
once manufactured. In the same region are indications of gas and 
oil. There is yet great lumber wealth in the county, but the 
original growth of the more valuable wood, such as walnut, lias 
been nearly exhausted. 

In Agriculture, the basal department of industry. LaGrange 
County stands in the first rank of the counties of Indiana. 

It will be interesting to compare her productions with those 
of the State, using as authority the State Statistical report for 
L890, the latest printed. 

In this connection it should be borne in mind that the area of 
LaGrange County is to that of the State as 1 to 87. 

In the production of Wheat the County ranks second among 
the counties of the State, in yield per acre. Having but one- 
eighty-seventh of the area of the state she produces one-fortieth of 
the Wheat crop, more than one-seventieth of the Oats, one-thirtieth 
of the Rye, one-sixtieth of the Clover Seed, one-fiftieth of the 
Clover Hay. one-fortieth of the Irish Potatoes, one-twentieth of 
the Maple Sugar, and in other products has a good standing. 

In the production of wool LaGrange County ranks first in 
Indiana. She produces one-twenty-fifth of the entire wool clip of 
the state. 

The following figures show the production in various items as 
reported to the State Statistician: 

Wheat 734,388 Bu. 

Corn 668,219 Bu. 

Oats 245.300 Bu. 

Barley 3,325 Bu. 

Rye 23,388 Bu. 

Buckwheat 1.142 Bu. 

Clover Seed .... 4.188 Bu. 
Timothy Seed... "297 Bu. 

Clover Hay 42.221 Tons. 

Timothy Hay . . . 12,707 Tons. 
Irish Potatoes.. 62,696 Bu. 

There were 45,805 rods of drain tile in operation i 
that year 8,513 rods of wire fencing were built. 

The county then had 7.677 horses. 12,886 head of cattle. 32.000 
sheep, 43.000 hogs. 

The wool clip of 1890 was about 145,000 pounds. 

The following table shows the acreage of various crops, 
according to the latest statistics gathered by assessors in 1890. It 
rather understates the agricultural development of the county: 


Maple Sugar.... 3.195 Lbs. 

Butter... 384,765 Lbs. 

Chickens 6.445 Don. 

Turkeys 457 Doz. 

Ducks' 370 Doz. 

Eggs 351,370 Doz. 

Apples 78.150 Bu. 

Peaches 1.748 Bu. 

Pears 1.388 Bu. 

Honey 20,000 Lbs. 

i 1890. h, 

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Vauburen. . . 






Newbury. . . 


















Cleai'spring . 










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Greenfield. . 









Bloomfield. . 









Johnson . . . 


21 'W 










Ml A 







Springfield . 













Tot. Acres 







HAT LaGrange county is today is almost wholly the re- 
sult of the efforts of its citizens engaged in agriculture, 
and it is appropriate to indicate what they are and 
what they have done individually, by tile following 
mention of a considerable number of them. 


Eli L. Gum, 
cated in Sectu 
is followed far 

lines of the business. 
•N. Y., July 23. 1827. 
to Huron county. Oh 
with his parents moi 
■Seneca county be gr( 
Dawson. Soon aftei 

settled in Milford township at an early day, is 
one-half mile north of South Milford. He 
from early life, and has attained considerable 
occupation. His location is 'one of the best 

1 has never given his attention to any special 

■cdiiig. but prefer., tie' general to the special 

Mr. (in,,,,™ born in Tompkins county, 

,. Here 
,d to Se 


maul, 1, and was married to Mary L. 

they came to this township and settled 
the farm now owned by D Bixler. After remaining on. this 
■m.for a few years they purchased and moved on the farm where 
le. -yffhey have had -rive children. Gust,,.. Lillie L.. 

Delia L„ Leoti L., ami Charles, 
who died when quite young. 



except Charles. 

I self , 

by ind 

He n 

s bom in Milfi 

to JVlis 

< Alice Cochra 

In the 

fall of 188(1 tl 


Mr. Austin 1 

considerable property 
1852, and was married 
have one child, Charity. 
, which they now 

as bright prospects of i 

George T. Lovett, a well known citizen and successful farmer, 
was born in Stark county; Ohio. Dec. 24. ISSft He remained in 
Ohio till 1MB. when with his father he removed to Indiana and 
settled in Milford township. . He was married March 18. 1856, to 
Katharine Brady. They have had three chihlren.JMarv F„ George 
E. ami Laura E.. deceased. Mr. Lovett was married the second 
time lo .Mrs. Jeunie Strong. 

One of the successful farmers of Milford township is Charles 
A. Blackraan. Mr. Blackmail is well located in section 21). about 
one mile north of South Milford. He makes no specialty but is 
rather an all round farmer. He was born in Milford township 
March 1, 1857, and was married to Miss Lillie L. Gunn, Sept. 30. 
1875. They have one child, Eoyal L., who was born March 2. 18711. 

Joseph E. Newnnmw, 
Ind., where he remaned t 
ship, "'here he has since 

Mr. Ne 




have two children, Herbert H. 
earnest, advocate of public imp, 
tending in that direction. 

Miss Isadora 
'. A. M. Spaulding. of Brushy 
arriage thin' purchased the farm 
ion Ml of Milford township. They 
mil Verne I. Mr. Newnam is an 
iveinent and in favor of anything 

Alanson Blackiuun. one of the honored pioneers of the county 
, born at Clnrksfield. Huron county, Ohio. Feb. 18, 1823. 


Mr. Bla 



death of Almon Dickinson. ; 
Mr. Dickinson he was twii 
years with credit to liimsel 
He is highly respected as i 
He was married to Miss M 
They have had four child,', 
and Charles A. Charh 
to South Ameiica for h 

I'd from bin 
at Valparaiso, Chili. 

to Milford township and settled on the farm 
By industry and a strict attention to busi- 
as risen to comfortable circumstances. He 
to till the vacancy caused by the 
1 after filling the unexpired term of 
elected to the office, serving eight 
and satisfaction to his constituents. 
neighbor and esteemed as a citizen. 
rarflt Maria Baker March 25, 18111. 
en,' Albert E., Mary Jane, Weltha R. 
the only one still living. Albert went 
health several years ago and the 

, was that he was dangerously i 

, hospital 

Isaac B. Newnam was born January 4, 1841, in Milford town- 
ship, and in that township he has since remained. From early 
life he has followed farming as a business, but of late years has 
devoted considerable attention to feeding stock, (iivinsr the work 
much time and study he has mad 
may be stated that lie ranks amp] 

Mr. Ne 

Milford. He is 

„, excellent farm 

has a splendid 1 

cation in Sectio, 

Kate J. Childs, 

February. 18(10 

Mary J., Clemm 

i and Ha liner M 


ess, and to his credit it 
the best feeders in the country. 
t),c grain elevator at South 
■ and a good business man. He 
U. He was married to Miss 
ind they have three children, 
M., the present trustee of Milford 

George L. Temple, present assessor of Milford township, was 
born April 1!}. 1842. in Orleans county, N. Y., where he remained 
till he was five years of age. In 1847 he came with his parents to 
Milford, but after their death, which happened in a short time 
after their arrival in Indiana, he returned to his birth place, where 
he remained two years. From New York he went to Michigan 
and shortly after came to Lima township, where he was residing 
ar. He enlisted at Goshen. Ind.. in 
31. 1861. The 29th was commanded 

at the br 

, 29th Ind. Vol 

by Col. John F. Miller, afterwards U. S. 
To this regiment belongs the honor of bl 
in the union array, and to Norman Gibs,,, 
honor of being the first man to re-enlist. Tl, 
regiment, and Geu. Rosecrans said: "'This 
gallant and dist 
■ tunity of disiiiu. 

ator from California. 

ug the first to 


Temple P, 


ilent was always 
t had an oppor- 
, honorably dis- 
of the Ed 

, its ( 

Sanders, Oct. 5. 1869. 

E.. Agnes S.. Mabel I 

u, every occasion wh 
,elf." Mr. Temple 
Mr. Temple is a n 

t, of Ind.. G. A. R., and has 1, , three 

•ming lias always been his business, and 
Hon 24. He was married to Molly A. 
ey have five children, Edwin L.. Frank 
I Tude. 

jue of the 

sarly settlers 

has v 

ith the 

which he w 

is engaged oi 



He first 1, 

■gun tannin- 

for hi. 

nself in 

■etnaining ,, 

that county 

six yea 

rs came 

ettled on the far 

Jacob Roser was born in Stark county. Ohio. .March 22, 1832. 
When a young man he came to Noble county, where he remained 
for some time. In 1858 he was married to Amelia Jane Ritter 
In September. 1862, he moved to Milford township, and settled on 
the farm in Section 32 where he now lives. Mr. Rose,- is a first 
class farmer. His farm is in good condition and his residence is 
one of the most attractive in the county. They have three chil- 
dren. George A., born March 31, 1859. Cora S.. born Sept 25. 1811:: 
and Dallas G.. born March 30, 1873. Mr. Roser is one of the best 
citizens of the county. 

George W. Newuan 
exception of a few years 
been occupied in farmin 
Steuben county, but after 
to Milford township an ' 

Mr. Newnam has had wide experience in work for public protec- 
tion aud good order, and during his life he has chased down and 
brought to justice many dangerous ami desperate characters. He 
is located on one of the many good farms in Milford township. 
Mr. Newnam was born in Talbot, county. Md., May 20, 1833, and 
was married to Anna Eliza Lucus. April 10. 1858. They have 
three children, John B., George E. and Nicholas C. 

George W. Leonard, one of the successful farmers of Milford 
township, was born Dec. 26, 1851, in Johnson township of this 
county, where he resided till 26 years of age, and with the excep- 
tion of a residence of four years in Noble county, Ind., has since 
been a citizen of Milford township. Without money and with a 
very limited education Mr. Leonard began life in earnest, and by 
industry and economy has risen to be not only a well-to-do farmer 
but a man of respectable education. Was married Dec. 24. 187(1. 
to Lucinda J. Green, who was born in Van Wert county. Ohio, 
Feb. 17, 1857. and came to Indiana with her parents when 19 years 
of age. They have four children. George R.. Oreua. Clara 
May ami Bertha Virgil. Mr. Leouard is one among the many 
good farmers of Milford. and like any of the other of that class of 
farmers can point to splendid crops. He is classed as a good sheep 
feeder. Both Mr. aud Mrs. Leonard are members of the church 
of God, Sunday school workers and firm believers in the cause of 


Springfield towu- 
u 1883, when he 
which he is now located 
is needless to say that i 

William H. Deal was born April 25. 18 
ship, where he remained until lii^ 
purchased and moved apon the far 
in Section 16 of Milford township, 
the ease of Mr. Deal forming has been a success. Like most of 

the farmers of LaGraug inty he makes no s laity of any 

particulaT crop, Out instead [arms a \ ariety. In September, 4e8 i. 
he was married to Miss Clara B. Case, daughter oE Zopher Case, 
of Johnson township. They have had three children, Charley E. and 
Clarence C, living, and Carrie Gay, deceased. Mr. Deal is classed 
among the enterprising aud public-spirited men of the township. 

Jacob Longernecker came lo tudiann in is? I and purchased 
a farm in Section 31 of MilEord township. On this place he 
remained until 1^74 when lie purchased the farm where he now 
resides in Section 21 of thesim 

,.1 publil 

sp I 


well directed public improvi 

tian religion and Ins for s .me time been i ilitied witn tne cnurcn 

of God He was bom Nov. 4. 1814. in Seueci unty, Ohio; was 

married (let. 1. 1863, to Elizabeth A. Hampshire, of Seneca county 
i lino. They have two children, Jessie M. and Amos E. 

Anion" the well known fanners of Bloomfield township is 
Israel Marks He was born dune 7. 1839, m Stark county, Ohio 
thesori of John and Mary .Marks, natives of Peunsylvi 
ltjS6 Israel came to this county, i 
married to Amanda, daughter ->l 



- I.- I Ins holdings, and ha> '."in 

were horn to them, William W . Ira .\ 

Emanuel was born January 1*. 1870, 

has always lived at home and is now 1 

. i id farm of 90 acres, all but 

wheat and corn. 

Alli.ri H. Price, of Clearspring township, 
1M6. in In. king comity. Ohio. When he was 

father. Wn, II. Price, re v„l with his Eai 

county and settled neai th) preseul farm in < 1. 
The farm was ilien entirely nuimproved, n il oi 

being cl ed. Win II Price died in 1885 ai 

Onrsnbject in his youth lived with his Esther 
ing and raising peppermint. Dec .1 |s,| 
Isabel, daughter of Erastus N.I- .,,. late •■! I 111 
to whom much credit is due Eor her industry i 
ness. J., |sS-' Mr I'll.- bought in. pr.-ont fa 
improved at thai nine, and In 1888 lie add. -.1 
homestead He and wife have living two da.e 
Mr. and Mi's. Price were Eormerly teachers ii 
■ >f the county, and he has served two y 

August 21. 1S30. he wa 
3igler. Mr. Marks pui 
, in 1865. He hi 

manuel E., and Mary E. 

oomfield I OWnsll i | >. He 

ng the old place. They 
leared. and ran. mostly 

Mr. Price 

has always "taken a greal interesl in the general advancement of 

Frank A. Malone. of Bloomfield townhsip, son o£ Hi. -hard 
Malone, was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, April U. 1854, and 
when nine vears old removed with his father t>. Laiirange county 
and settled in Bloomfield township. He worked ..n tie- farm with 
his father and at the carpenters trade. On Aug. 28, 1879, he was 

married t.. Lillie J., daughter of Nathan M. 1'ark.r. ..f Bl afield 

township. After marriage they lived on rented farms until lssj 
when he boughl his present farm and in 1888 I mill Ids In, me. 
Thee have ..,„■ child. Mvrtl.- M.. aged 12. His father. Richard 
Malone, wasborn April 1. 181 1. in Maryland. When three vears old 
his family moved to Olii... [nl865 hemovedto Bloomfield town- 
ship, where lie lived and followed farming until his death. Mav 22. 
1892. He was the father of seven children, five hoys andtwogirls. 

L. A. Brown, of Bloomfield township, was born Oct. 8, 1852, 
in Sandusky county. Ohio- His father. I. W. Brown, in his life 
time a prominent citizen, was a wagon maker and farmer, aud 
about 1855 located in Bloomfield township. He started a saw mill 
in Johns.. n township, and selling it later linilt another in Bloom- 
field on the pres.-nt farm. It burned down in 1875 and was rebuilt 
the next year, where it still stands and is running nearly every 
day. Our .subject has always worked in the mill and since 1880 
has had full control. .Mr. Brown also has a farm of 40 acres. In 
1891 he built bis fine residence, which is one of the best in the 
township He was married Oct. 28, 1875, to Eliza, daughter of 

Richard Malone. then of Bloomfield township. They have four 
children. Bert I., aged 15. Carl R.. aged 14, Ledger, aged 11. and 

i E., aged 5. Mr. Brow 

K. of P. lodges at LaGrange. 

William A. Cline. of Bio 

1,830, in Richland county. O 

i member of the I. O. O. F. and 



Old I 

afield township, was bom Aug. 8. 
o. son of Wm. Cline, who was a 
i county and settled in Bli 
('line followed fa 


th his 

13. 1858. 

that til 

township in August. 1856. 6 

father until In- was married 

After marriage Mr (line bou 

present buildings stand, whii 

There were only 15 acres olearoo a , ,,,,,.■ ...- ,...= =,.,..,.- 

In.uglit pieces of land adjoining In- farm until now he has 3468 

acres, and in all the land there ,- not ovei 15 acres of marsh ami 

about 70 acres of timber. Mr Cline ha- four children living. 

Mary J., married to Orvin Anderson, Frank B., married to Carrie 

Hackett, Nellie E.. and Racnel L. wife of Joseph R. Smith. 

John Sowers, of Bloomfield. was born Aug. 17. 1848. in Ash- 
laud county. Ohio. His father. Martin Sowers, was a native of 
Germany and came to this country when 10 years of age and 
followed' farming in Ohio until 1851. when he moved to Alleu 

county. Mr. Sowers lived with Ins fatlu 
moved to Williams county, Ohio, and pt 

r-hM'-l a farm lmn- 

there five years. There he was married to 

Eugenia Page, Aug. 27. 

1871. In 1875 he returned to DeKalb i 

farm, where lie lived five years, then In 

-.1 five years in Allen 

county, audio 1885 purchased his present 1 

rin in Bloomfield town- 

ship, to which he has made valuable iinpr 

vements. Mr. Sowers 

has eighl children, six l.ovs and two girls. 

He and wife are mem- 

bersof the M. E. church. 

Edwin Barnes, of Bloomfield towusl 

ip. was born Feb. 19, 

1853. in that township. His father. Edw 

I Barn.-, was a farmer 

in this county and was one of the earh se 

tier-. Edwin, Jr., fol- 

lowed farming with In- father until his in 

irriage, ( let 9, 1876, to 

Alice T., daughter of J C. Kinney, of Lin .1 is months 

affw marriage, and Mr Ii.rne- was marril 

.1 again March 1, 1881. 

to Charlotte Campbell, of Ingham county, 

Michigan. They have 

other improvements the folio 

has devoted considerable time 

handling the Champion binde 

and made 
years he 
lent trade. 

E. W. Oliiighonse. ..f Clenrspring township, was born m Kden 

ownship, Dec. 11. 1853. 

His father, Jonathan J. Olii 
our subject worked on the farm, and at thi 

'. which he has followed ever since. He 

ght his 

hied ; 



cleared. He liar, four children living, one girl and three boys 

Olinghouse is a member of the I. O. O. F. at LaGrange. 

Frank B. Lewis, of Bloomfield township, was born March 20. 
1844. in Coventry township. Chenango county. New York. His 
father. Harvey Lewis, was a farmer and settled permanently in 
this state when Frank B. was II vears old. The latter lived in 
Steuben county until May 26. 1867, when lit 

ntha S. 

field t 

S4.0OU. which 
failing health 
there purcha! 
1891 traded it 

.f W. 

1 Sarah A. Ne 




and grounds. Mr. Lewis serve, 
army, enlisting in Co. A. Hth In 
charged Sept. 14. 18115. Hisbroi 
served with the regiment all thr< 
at home recruiting the company 
a member of the G. A. R. at LaG 

rifle living 
d in fall of 

1 buildings 
ears in the 
1. Vol.. March 28, 18114. and dis- 
her, N. P. Lewis, now of Angola, 
ugh the service. In 1804 when 
n-nnk B. enlisted. Mr. Lewis is 
range, mid his wife of the Relief 


Corps, and both 
also a nienibl 

if the Ma 


Mr. Le 




Irn lalmage, of Springfield township, resides upon a tract of 
l()() acres which was entered liy his father. Henrv Talinnge. The 
hind was then covered with heavy timber, but all is now cleared 
but Unity acres. This was the father's home until his death in 
1882; when the property descended to Ira Talmage. The latter 
was born in New York, and came to tins county with his parents 
Oct. 20, 1840. The farm is in excellent condition and well 
improved. The improvements in buildings made liy Mr Taliince 
amount to over 82,000. The soil is fertile, vieldin- an average of 
over 20 bushels an acre of wheat, and from 35 to 65 of corn. Mr. 
Talmage has also given attention to tine stock, breeding some fine 
short born cattle, and lie also feeds a large number of sheep every 
winter. His land is well adapted also to fruit raising. 

Daniel Oole, one of the prominent farmers of Lima township 
was born in Wayne county, N. ¥., Aug. 22, 1822. He came to 
Lima in 1840, purchased a threshing machine and for twenty 
seasons followed that business. Having enough he bought a smail 
piece of land, and with persevering frugality the acres increased 
until he now has 345 acres in this township alone, with a com- 
fortable home surrounded by conveniences. His life is a lesson 
for young men. Mr. Cole is an enterprising man and „_ 
materially in the establishment of the Lima manufacturing c 
pany, of which he is president. He was married in 1840 to 
Melonia Stevens and they have had five children. 

Norman Taylor, Eden township, was born Oct. 4, 1802, on his 
present farm, son of James Taylor, one of the early settlers, wdio 
bought the present farm of the government in 1837, paying $1.25 
per acre. He moved his family here in 183S and was a resident of 
this county until his death in 1880. Norman took a commercial 
course at M. E. college iu Fort Wayne in 1883-4, and has since 
managed the farm, and is also interested in the breeding of fast 
horses, having several that have shown considerable speed. He 
was married to Sadie Moore April 10, JS84, and they had one 
child. Grace. Mrs. Taylor died Nov. 5, 1885. Mr. Taylor was 
afterwards married to Ella Lougenecker. of Noble county. July 27, 
1889. They are members of the M. E. church. 

Amos Bowsher. of Eden township, was born in Noble county. 
Sept. 9, 1842. His father, Boston Bowsher, is a farmer of that 
county. Jan. 8. 1862, Amos enlisted in Co. I. 48th Ind., and 
served three years, being in thirteen battles and sieges, among 
them being Vicksburg. Atlanta and Sherman's march through 
Georgia. He came out of the service in 1865 and in 1N07 was 
married to Clara, daughter of Wm. Poyser. of LaGrange county. 
In 1869 he bought land in Noble county and lived there three 
years and in 1871 bought his present farm in Eden township, then 
but partially improved. In 1883 he built his large brick house, 
which is the largest and one of the best in the township. He has 
six children living, the oldest. Alwilda. being married to H. D. 

Nathan Kent, long a resident of Hawpatch, was born in 
Butler county, Ohio. Nov. 30, 1843. and in 1847 removed with his 
father to LaGrange county. He lived with his father and followed 
farming, and on May 16. 1872. was married to Miss Josie Coldren. 
daughter of Nehemiah Coldren. Sr., then of Eden township. He 
moved on his present farm in 1874 and bought the same in 1881. 
Mr. Kent served two terms as trustee of Eden township and is 
County Assessor, appointed by the Commissioners in -Tune, 1891. 
and elected in 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Kent are both members of the 
M. E. church at Eden chapel. They have two children, Walter 

Elliott and Price is the title of a firm composed of James 
Elliott and Harry Price. The former is a son of Wm. Elliott and 
the latter a son of A. M. Price. They have run a threshing 
machine for six years and Mr. Elliott has been in the business for 
the past twelve seasons. They own two outfits, also clover huller. 
and are very successful, Mr. Elliott was horn in 1868 in Spring- 
field township, and was married Dec. 24, 1890, to Lillie. daughter 
of Orrin Gage, of Blooiuliehl township. He has one child, a son. 
Mr. Price was born in 1869 in Morgan county. Mo. His father, 
A. M. Price, was farming then and when Harry was six years old 
they moved to Michigan, lived there two years, and then moved to 
LaGrange county, where they have siuce lived. 

Dayton H. Long, of Bloomfield township, was born iu Tusca- 
rawas county. Ohio, in 1857. His father. Daniel Long, was a 
farmer then and moved to this state in I860 anil settled in Green- 
field township. He died iu September. 1889, at the time of his 
death owning 1.130 acres of hind in Greenfield, Springfield and 
Bloointield townships, Dayton was the youngest son and lived 
with bis father until INK), when he purchased land of his own He 
was married Oct. 21. 1880, to Sabra A. Stacy, daughter of Nelson 
N. Stacy, ex-sheriff of LaGrange county, and they were the only 
couple ever married at the LaGrange jail, they' being married 
while Mr. Stacy was in office. Thev have three children living 
Mabel C, Harry D.. and Mablon D. 

C. E. Sears, of Bloomfield township, was born in Springfield 
township Aug. 4, 1855, son of Isaac Sears, who settled .".II years 
ago. Charles was married to Maggie A., daughter of H. J. Vesey. 
of Milford township. Dec. 23, 1875. and settled on 80 acres of his 
present farm. Since that time he has bought considerable land in 
addition to it, making 210 acres in all. He has made numerous 
improvements on the farm and built a large barn. He has two 
daughters living, Einnie and Nellie. Mrs. Sears was formerly a 
teacher in the public schools of this county. 

Louis E. Deal, of Bloomfield township, was born in I860 in 
Springfield township, sou of Harrison Deal. He farmed with his 
father and taught school until Sept. 25. 1SK4. when he was married 
to Ella E., daughter of Samuel Gage, of Springfield township 
This same year he purchased his present farm in Bloomfield town- 
ship aud has since made great improvements, making one of the 
best farms in the township. He has two children, a son and 

daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Deal are botl mbere of the M E 

church at Hill's Corners, and Mr, Deal is Justice of the Peace 

He attended the State Normal scl 1 at Term Haute two years. 

In addition to farming he is interested in thoroughbred Shrop- 
shire sheep, also buys and feeds sheep for tl astern markets. In 

addition to his own farm of ISO acres he farms his father-in-law's 
farm of 200 acres in Springfield township. This year he had 75 
acres of corn. 80 acres of hay and 105 acres of wheat, and has an 
interest iu about 500 head of sheep. 

William Elliott, of Bloomfield township, was born Sept. 17 
1828. iu Richland county, Ohio. His father. U'm. Elliott, was a 
farmer and in 1852 moved to LaGrange comity and settled in 
Springfield township. Wm.. Jr., was married in 1850 to Mary 
Sattison. of Huron county, Ohio. She died July 28, 1*N5. and he 
was married again to Mrs. Jane Archer. Jan. 28, 1886. She was 
born in England in 1843 and came to this country when a child 
Mr. Elliott bought 160 acres of his present fa'an in 1854 aud the 
other 13(1 just a few years ago. When he purchased the first farm 
there were about ten acres cleared and no other improvements. 
He has since cleared all hut si> acres and built a large brick house 
iu 1884. Mr. Elliott has one son and three .laughters, all married. 
aud his wife has one sou and two daughters. 

Lewis O. Debow. of Bloomfield township, was born July 28 
1830, m Tioga county. Peun. His father. John Debow. was a 
farmer aud when our subject was 14 year's of age they moved to 

LaGrange a ty and settled in Greenfield township in 1N4N He 

was married Oct. 30, 1852, to Mabala. daughter of James Savles. 
then of Greenfield township. They lived on muted farms until 
1873, when he bought his present farm of 127 acres in Bloomfield 
township. At that time the place was heavily timbered aud no 
improvements except an old log house. He has since cleared all 
but five acres and has built a good house and barn. They have 
five children living. John H. Alice Jane. Frank M„ Elizabeth and 
Delliert. all married. Mr. and Mrs. Debow are both members of 
the M. E. church at Hill's Corners. Ever since he has been old 
enough Mr. Debow has practiced veterinary surgery with good 

John McCally, of Bloomfield 
county, Ohio. July 14. 1850, 
this county. He 
soon after' located 

'd to Jacob Bole 

was born in Clark 
IcCully. a farmer of 
parents in 1855 and 
tie was married July 
of this county. She 
married again Dec. 30, 1888, 

■ .hip. 

to Indian 
infield U 
■ of Simi 
ndhe w 

He has two sons and 
s county, and his wife had two child 



. building the present fin 
children, six girls nnd on 

eh (i, 1823. Thev have 
ing. Thirty-rive grand, 
are numbered iu" their 

Samuel J. Hostetler. of Eden township, was born iu Somerset 
county, Peun.. Feb. 19, 1841. His father. Moses .1. Hostetler, was 
a farmer there. When Samuel was cue year old they moved to 
Holmes county, Ohio. When 21 years of aye, May. 1802. lie was 
married to Catherine, daughter of Christian Mehl, of that county, 
aud soou after this they moved to Indiana and located in Eden 
towuship. He bought his present farm about fifte 
aud has made great improveini 
brick house in 1887. They hi 

William Sigler, of Clenrspriiig township, moved upon an St) 
acre tract uou- part of his farm October 2, 1853, and began life 
herewith but very little resources. He now owns 2741 acres of 
valuable land and a pleasant home. He was born in Washington 
county. Maryland, October 12, itfeO. When ten years old he 
moved with his parents to Richland county, Ohio, and farmed for 
his father until of age. December 29, 1841. he was married to 
Lydia Himes. aud they started out for themselves with no capita! 
but willing hands. After twelve years in Ohio they came to La- 
Grange county and are now numbered among its estimable people. 
-Mrs. Sigler was born in Pennsylvania J' 
had eleven children, ten of whom are 
children aud three great-grand-childr 

Robert Kent, a prominent farmer of the Hawpatch. whs born 
in Butler county, Ohio. Nov. 10. 1841. His father, Orviu Kent, 
who was a teacher in the public schools in that county, came to 
LaGrange county in 1835 aud entered 200 acres in Olearspring 
and Eden townships, now the old homestead, paying the govern- 
ment price. 81.25 per acre. After entering this land he resumed 
teaching, and in all taught over eighty terms of school in this and 
adjoining states. He was married in 1840. and in 1847 moved his 
family to LaGrange county and lived here until his death, June 1. 
1892. Robert lived with his father until his marriage. April 19, 
1870, to .Martha, daughter of Emanuel Stutzman. of this canity. 
After marriage he owned several farms at different times, but 
bought his present farm of his father in 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Kent 

have one sou. Bernis, aged 15, and had laughter who died 

when cpiite young. Mr. Kent served twenty. live months in the 
army during the late war, in Co. B. 12th Cai . 127th Reg. Ind. 
"Vol. He has served two terms as trustee of Eden township. 

C. C. Greenawalt, of Clearspring township, was born in Fair- 
field county. Ohio. April 1. 1887, where he lived until 17 years old, 
when Ins family removed to Clearspring township, and settled on 
the old Oreenawalt homestead. He has been farming all the time 
since, except about a year in a saw mill and several years in 
clearing. He was married March 3. 1803. to Rebecca, daughter of 
Emanuel Stutzman. of Eden township He and wife were "born f- 

1840. Inl864hepur- 
-nship, aud lived there 
he George Tumbleson 
four years, he sold to 
Clearspring township. 

house, her birth ~. 
chased his first land. 243 acres in Eden 
about 14 years, then sold that and bouj 
farm in Eden township. After living t 
Jacob Byler. and purchased his farm 

where he has built a large and handsome house and barn' am 
made other general improvements. He has living two sons Amos 
and Volney, and one daughter. Clara, wife of Eli Parks. 

Richard Coppes. of Clearspring township, was born Feb 18 
1*22 in Berks county. Pennsylvania. He lived in Pennsylvania 
until of age. then resided in Ohio 11 years, aud moved to Indiana 
in I Ictober 1853. In March of the following year he purchased 
In- present farm of 160 acres. He was married in Pennsylvania 
R 'k^i'" Han . nah Brown, of Berks county His father died when 
Kichard was nine years old and he was put out among strangers. 
He followed the carpenters trade until 1800. then farmed two 
years, and then in 1865 went into the saw mill business, which he 
followed until recent years. His wife died very suddenly at. din- 
ner Sept. .,. 1882. They had |, n t two children, Abram. who lives 
on the farm, and Mrs. John Low. who died Jan. 20. 1889. Abram 
was bora Aug. 28. 1851, in Wayne county/Ohio. He has always 
followed farming on hi- father's place. He was married Sept. 3. 

' ri° Lantz. of Noble county, and they have living one 

son. Elton, and two daughters. He "also manages a farm of his 
own of 80 acres in the same township. 

Jacob Byler, of Hawpatch, was born iu 1835 in Mifflin county, 
Pa„ where he lived until 1850, when he came to LaGrange county. 
He followed farming in this county until 1807, having changed 
farms several times, and then resided in Noble county 19 years'. 1(1 
years of this time living iu Ligonier and clerking in a hardware 
store two years. In 1880 he returned to LaGrange county nnd 
built his commodious house in the village. He has a fine farm of 
100 acres, costing 810,250. one nnd one-half miles from the village. 
There is no better farming laud in the county, not having a foot 
of wet land on it. and it is all cleared except a small grove. He 
was married in February, 1857. to Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph 
Knnfimnn, then of Eden township. They had one sou. Ezra, who 
died in 1809. aged 11 years. 

Isaac Sutton, of the Hawpatch, is a sou of David Sutton, who 
was one of the early settlers of that region and died in 1854. Isaac 
was born Feb. 8. 1853. in Eden township. He was occupied on 
the home fain until 1879. when he was married to Julia, daughter 
of Wm. Roderick, also an old settler of Eden township. He 
bought his present farm in 1877. There were no improvements 
on the place and he had to cut the trees out to get room to build a 
house. He has continued to improve the place until now there 
are about 55 acres of cleared laud. He built the present huge 
barn iu the spring of 1HS9. In 1875 Mr. Sutton began raising fast 
horses and has gradually increased in the business, dealing mostly 
in the Hambletonian stock known as the "Hawpatch" stock. Mr. 
Sutton has two children living and three dead. 

The pioneers of Eden township were the Lntta family. Robert. 
Lntta. of Urbana, Ohio, visited the land in 1830. and moved there 
with his family iu 1832, building n log house on Section 26, nnd 
coining into possession of eighteen " eighties." He rests in the 
cemetery established by him, as does also his brother. Dr. John- 
ston Latta, who lived here from 1841 to 1873. His sons, J. N. 
Lntta and F. C. Latta. are now prominent, farmers, nnd stock 
breeders, and influential citizens, with excellent farms' and beauti- 
ful homes. In 1890 J. N. Latta was elected to represent LaGrange 
county in the legislature. Upon his farm is one of the Experi- 
mental Stations of the State Agricultural College. 

David J. Hartzler. of the Hawpatch, was born in Fairfield 
county, Ohio. Aug. 11, 1848. son of David Hartzler, a farmer who 
moved to Indiana when David. Jr., was five years old and located 
in Noble county. He has followed farming all his life. He was 
married March 31. 1872. to Lydia. daughter of John H. Yoder. of 
Pennsylvania. In 1878 he bought, the present farm in Eden town- 
5 1 ) 1 P' jy uicl ! then had few improvements, but was mostly cleared, 
ce cleared the remaining portion and has 
ents, in the way of fence, etc., and in 1888 
It is now one of the best farms in 
center of the original. ''Hawpatch." 
, a son aud daughter, Selina, aged 
a member of the Amish Mennonite 

Hartzler has 
made great improve 
built a very fine fain 
this section, being in the very 
Mr. Hartzler has two childrer 
19 and Harvey, aged 16. He ii 

In the original " Hawpatch," from which that great scope of 
country received its name, is the Denny farm, part of which is now- 
owned by Milton Herald, a successful farmer who makes his home 
at Ligonier. where he has a fine residence. Mr. Herald is inter- 
ested in the breeding of horses, a notable industry of Hawpatch. 
and has a number of standard bred mares on his farm, also the 
trotting mare, Eldine. with a record better than 2:30. She shows 
great promise with limited training. Mr. Herald was married in 
1879 to Mary M., daughter of William Denny. 

Nehemiah Coldren. of the Hawpatch, was born in 1854 on his 
present farm in Eden township. His father. Nehemiah Coldren, 
was one of the early settlers of the county and entered the present 
in™, paying less than 83.(10 per acre for the same. He was the 
first sheriff of the county, being appointed by the governor in 
1830. He lived in Eden township until his death in 1,872. Nehe- 
miah had always lived with his father and followed fanning, and 
in the year 1874 was married to Savilla J., daughter of Wm! Poy- 
ser. then of Eden township. They have four children, Clara 
Denzil. Reuben and Fanny. Mrs. Coldrens father. Wm.Poyser! 
was also one of the old settlers of Eden township, born in 1,825 
and died in 1882. 

James B. Chandler, of Clearspring township, has since J886 
had charge of the Rogers Orphans Home, an institution managed 
by the county commissioners as trustees under the will of Dr. 
David Rodgers, a well known early settler who left his estate for 
the maintenance of a home for orphan children. A substantial 
frame building has been erected, the n 
16x24, and much good I 

part 33x38, with a wi 

the institution. Mr. and 
f such an institution. He 
and from 1865 was a resi- 
q a year as a carpenter at 
orked at farming and in a 
ried November 2b. 1883, to 

2, 18-11 

Noble county. 1 
try, and on Augn 
Va.. where he w; 
Smith. Paroled 
November took t 
over Tennessee, G 
guard duty i 

Mrs. Chandler are model supei 

was born at LaGrange, June 1 

dent of Clearspring for five yt 

Povighkeepsie, N. Y. Returni 

cider mill fourteen years. He 

Frances, daughter of George Koontz. They have had charge of 

from six to twenty-four children during their residence at the 


George W. Inks, of Clearspring township, was born October 
Holmes county. Ohio, and in 1843 his family came to 
ty. In 18(12 he enlisted in Co. B. 12th Indiana Infan- 
30th participated in the battle of Richmond, 
taken prisoner with 7,000 others by Kirby 
i-eek later he was at home a short time, and in 
i for Cairo, sailed to Memphis and marched 
•gia and Mississippi, chasing Vandorn. After 
he was at Hume's Bluff participating in 
_ 'eat Vicksburg campaign, and marched in the pursuit of 
rebels to Jackson, seeing hard fighting. He then took part in the 
Atlanta campaign with the 15th corps, and then joined in the 
famous march to the sea, and finally camped in Savannah with his 
regiment. He then returned to Lookout mountain and at the 
bloody Mission Ridge was wounded in the left lung. He is one 
of the genuine heroes of the war. At the end of the war he came 
home, and Sept. 16, 1866, was married to Diantha A. Harding, of 
Clearspring township, resided in Noble county until 1872 and since 
then has been farming on the old Harding homestead. He is an 
influential member of the Lutheran church. 

Abiah R. Zook. of Hawpatch, was born Oct. 8. 1846, in Mifflin 
county, Pa. He followed farming in Pennsylvania until Decem- 
ber, 1*867, when he came to Indiana and remained one year. Then 
went to Cass county. Mo., following farming part of the time, and 
in partnership with his brother ran a mercantile and stock busi- 
ness for three years. In 1874 he returned to Indiana and in 
February of the same year was married to Emma R,, daughter of 
C. Hooley, of Clearspring township, LaGrange county. He lived 
on and farmed his father-in-law's place 15 years, then bought 
property in Eden township and lias lived there three years. He 
has one* child living, a daughter. Bertha. The last few years in 
connection with farming he has been buying and selling horses. 
He and family are members of the Mennonite church, and he has 
since 1873 been an untiring worker in the Sunday school, never in 
that time having missed a year beiug either teacher or superinten- 
dent. Mrs. Zook has been a teacher continuously all that time. 
In November. 1892, Mr. Zook was elected county commissioner 
for the south district. 


Hiraui Gardner came to Indiana in May, 1836, and entered 
acres in Section fl. Johnson township, at 81.25 per acre. This 

part of the country \ 
opened for settlement, i 
located in the township. 
Oliver lake, but they wei 
and 1814. Mr. Gardner 
N. Y„ in 1815, and was 
There were born to this 
there lived to be marrie. 
O. I. Gardner, born in IS 

i Indian reservation, which had just been 

i fact a wilderness. Only four men were 

here were SOU Indians on the banks of 

noved west by the government in 1843 

s bom in Lockport. Monroe county. 

arried to Erin L. Crandell in 1842. 

on, four bovs and five girls, of whom 

meson and two daughters. The son, 

has always resided in the county. He 

iroline M.. daughter of Joseph and 

afield township. Mrs. 

seen her 80th year. Mr. 

u, Mary C, George W.. 

Emery E., (deceased). 

resides on Section 20, 

ng, having charge of the 

farm of Mrs. Erin L. Gardner. He is a stockholder in the Fair 

and the Wolcottville creamery, and is an enthusiastic 

the cause of the working man and temperance. 

of Bl< 

Catherine Davidson, piouee 
Catherine Davidson is still living, having 
and Mrs. Gardner have had nine childri 
Bertha L„ Elizabeth C, Amy V., Grace P., 
Earle F., and Edward E. Mi. Gardn 
Johnson township. George W. is farm 

Samuel B. Showaltor, of Eden township, was bom in 1838, at 
Rockingham county, Va., where he lived and followed farming 
until the fall of 1863, when he came to Eden township. He has 
followed farming ever since, buying his present farm in 1866. The 
farm was one-half cleared at that time and the commodious brick 
house was built in 1856. Mr. Showalter has since cleared the rest 
and has made other general improvements. In 18i)0 he was elec- 
ted trustee of Eden township. He was married in 1865 to Sarah 
C, daughter of John W. Lutz, of Eden township, and they have 
four children, Harvey B., Elva A.. John J. and Charity. 

M. J. Nelson, of Eden township, was born on Elkhart Prairie, 
three miles south of Goshen. Dec. 13, 1831. When he was one 
year old his parents settled on the present farm in Eden township. 
In the fall of 1860 he went to Iowa with the intention of staying, 
but came back to try to get some one interested in his brother's 
property in Sioux City, but could not succeed in this, though the 
property is now worth several millions. He then worked at $10 
per month on the farm, and has been farming since. He was 

■ried Dec. 3, 1867, to Eliza Anderson, of Greenfield township, 

and they have had four children, Elva and Gusta, lb 

dead. He now owns a fine far 
and in the last few years has m 
etc., until now it is one of the 
last few years he has devote 
having all varieties of fruit. 
family use. 

John S. Rtunsby, it well kn 

of ISO i 


, and two 

pioneer of the Hawpatch, 

May 28, 1814. in Fairfield county, Ohio. His father died 
when John was quite youug. He came to Indiana Oct. 14. 1834, 
and his mother entered p,.rt of the present farm in Eden township. 
Here he worked by the day and in 1837 went back to Ohio and 
was married to Hannah Reynolds, of Fairfield county. Abend o 
year after marriage they returned to LaGrange county to shn 
the hardships of those days. M 
and made it one of the best f 
Mrs. Ramsby are both memliE 
chapel. They have nine child 

shy h: 

ra of tli. 

cleared his phi' 
vpatch. Mr. and 
church at Eden 
lughtera and four 
i present farm in 
Eden township. He has always lived witli his father and is 
entrained in the breeding of staudardbred horses and at present is 
owner of horse No. 11,585, sired by Hawpatch. formerly owned by 
Latta Bros. 

Adolph Sigrist, a well known farmer of Greenfield township, 
was born in Ohio, and came to this county iu 1873. He now has 
a well-kept and valuable farm, worth over S75 per acre. He gives 
his attention to general farming, raising mainly wheat and corn. 
The crops of the first have been as high as 35 bushels to the acre, 
and of the latter from 35 to 60. Mr. Sigrist has capably filled the 
office of road supervisor and is esteemed as a citizen. 

David Sutton, of the Hawpatch, was born in Eden township, 
July 5. 1855. He followed farming on his mother's place until 
1881, when he purchased his present farm in C'learspriug township. 

April 18. 187 

■ied to Anna E. Ditn 


had tin 


:ou died March Hi, lxsii. .Mr. Sutton was always 

interested in the breeding of fast horses. He hasag Ifertile 

farm of 80 acres, which is mostly cleared, there being only seven 
acres of timber. 

Andrew Funk, of Eden township, wns born in Hocking county. 
Ohio. March 28, 1818. In February. 1838. he-settled in Eden 
township and entered 8(1 acres of laud, ami a year later entered 
another 8(1. In 1813 he was married to Dorothy" Ann Hutchinson, 
of this county. She died in 1856 and lie was married again in 
I860 to Mary Speedy, of Pennsylvania. Of this union there are 
five children living. Edward F.,' Hugh S., James C, Daniel and 
Evnline. When he first purchased he paid $1.25 per acre, anil 
afterwards buying land at different times paid $3.00. S12.00 and 
S20.00 per acre. He cleared 175 acres alone before his children 
were old enough to help him, and he experienced many hardships 
in earlier years. At present the farm is divided, Hugh owning 
213 acres, and the remaining portion of the farm belonging to 
James and Daniel. Hugh is raising peppermint and expects to 
engage iu it on a larger scale soon, as he lias considerable low laud 
which is well adapted to this product. They have in all a scope 
of 400 acres, one-half of which is high laud. 

David H. Hooley, of Clearspring township, was born in 
Mifflin county, Pa., in 1841, and came to ibis state in April, 1867. 
In November. 1870, he was married to Catherine Greenawalt, and 
for five years after his marriage he was a resident of Greenfield 
township, near Brighton. In 1888 he purchaser! his present farm, 
the old Oreenawnlt homestead, one of the valuable farms of the 
Hawpateh. He has four children, Jessie YV.. Irwin A., Orlando 
G.. and Cletus E. 

Eli Parks, of Eden township, was born in Clem-spring town- 
ship in I860, sou of Harlan Parks. They lived in Clearspring 
until Eli was four years old, then removed to Eden township, 
where he has lived on his present farm ever since. He was married 
in 1883 to Clara, daughter of ('. C. Greenawalt. now of Clearspring 
township, and they have three children, two girls and one boy. 
Mr. Parks has a Hue farm of St) acres. Hebuilt his persent buildings 
iu 1SS3. which are among the best in the township. 

John Price, of Clearspring, was born May 22, 1857, in Clear- 
spring township, on the farm he how occupies, then the property 
of his parents, William H. and Rachel Price. He is a successful 
farmer and an influential citizen. He has served three years as 
trustee of his township, three years as assessor, and five years as 
county ditch commissioner. In ism.) his tine residence was des- 
troyed by fire. Mr. Price whs married December 25, 1873, to 
Emeline, daughter of Harley Barnes, and they have three sons and 
a daughter living. He is largely engaged in raising thoroughbred 
i !otswold sheep. 

John B. Flint, of Clearspring township, was born in that 
township, February 11. 1S46. At the age of sixteen years he 
enlisted in the army, iu the 25th Indiana. He was wounded at 
Spottsylvania and was discharged, but re-enlisted in April, 1864, 
and was again wounded at Cheraw, S. C. After the war he spent 
id there three years after 



iidence of ; 

Michigan he bought part of the old homestead in Clearspring, and 
was married February 20, 1886, to Auna S. Siegert, of New York. 

Edward Pixley, of Clearspring township, is a son of Elijah 
Pixley. one of the early settlers, who came to Uniou county in 
1828, and thence to Clearspring in 1835, building a log cabin,' and 
going through the experiences i.f pioneer life. Edward was born 
in Adams county, Ohio, in 1827. In 1858 he went to California 
and mined three years. Returning home lie was married October 
*i. lsi!2. to Eliza H.iw.dl. and settled on his present farm. He has 
one child living. Ida M.. wife of Smith Cunningham. 

John D. Zook. of Hawpnt<h. was born in Mifflin county. Pa., 
in 1853. After his father's death he managed a pottery. In 1S80 
he came to Indiana and found work by the day until the next year 
when he attended commercial school at Keokuk. Iowa. Subse- 
quently he taught penmanship in Indiana and taught three mouths 
iu the St. Joseph, Mo., commercial college. Returning to Noble 
county he purchased a farm, and five years later traded for his 
present home. He was married in 1889 to Mary Shantz, of Wayne 
county. Ohio. He is an active worker in the Mennonite church 
and Sunday school. 

John Greeuawalt. of Clearspring township, purchased Ins 
present fanr of 165 acres iu 1863. Only about twenty acres was 
■ leared then, but it is now splendidly improved, with a" large bam 
bailt in 1S72 and a fine residence built in 1882. He was born in 
Mifflm county, Pa.. September, 1835, and spent most of his youth 
in Ohio and worked on a farm there and in Indiana and Illinois 
nrml ln.~ marriage .January 2S, lsf.-A. to Lydia Bowman, of Elkhart 
county. He has four children, Anson. "Clarence. Mina. wife of 
George Coldren, and Delia. 

Among the pioneers of LaGrange county none are more en- 
titled to note than David Smith ami his family, who settled on 360 
acres in Lima township in 1833. They have been prominent since 
in the history of the county. One of the sons, John Smith, is the 
subject of this mention. He is widely known as a successful 
farmer, ami has given particular attention to the improvement of 
live stock. It is owing to his efforts and of others like him that 
such great strides have been made in the live stock interests of the 
county. Mr. Smith was born in Clark county, Ohio, October 24. 
1823. He was married to Sarah R. Parker in 1855, who died in 
1857. leaving one child, Sarah A. In 1862 he was married to 
Serena Craig, and they have two children, Mary J. and Charles C 

John B. Brant, of Eden township, was born 
county, Ohio, in 1839, son of Jacob Brnnt. a farmer, with whom 
John lived and followed fanning until 1860 when he was married 
to Sarah Ann Thompson, of Dark county, where he lived until 
1880 when he settled on his present farm in Eden township. At 
that time the farm was in poor condition, being very wet and very 
little cleared. Since thai, time Mr. Brant has made great improve- 
ments and built his present house in 1887. They have three 
adopted children, the oldest, Samuel, having been a "teacher in the 
public schools of the county. 

Joel Sanderson, one of the leading farmers of Linui township. 
is a native of Vermont, born December 26, 1816. His father* 
James Sanderson, was the first white child born at Woodstock, Vt. 
The family removed to Huron county, Ohio, in 1828, and in the 
same year the father died, leaving ten children to make their way 
in the world. Joel Sanderson, the youngest, made his own way 
from boyhood, acquiring his education and his competency by 
industry. He is a good type of the self made man. Coming to 
this county iu 1844 lie first settled iu Greenfield township, and 
came to Lima township in 1809, purchasing his present large and 
well-situated farm. He was married in 1842 to Mary A. Legg, 

and eight chiMr. 

■ born to them. 

Prominenfamong the large land owners and successful farm- 
ers of the county is Solomon Sexauer, of Lima township. His 
birth place was Erie county. Penu, He was born May 28, 1844, 
and was reared on the farm of his parents in that county until 
their removal to LaGrange county in 1861. The family settled in 
Lima township and prospered in tilling the fertile soil. The father 
died March ID. 1890, leaving to Solomon Sexauer the old home. 
He is now the largest land owner in the township, possessing over 
600 acres, Mr. Sexauer vvasmarriediu January. 1884, to Christina 
Kilkupp, and four children have been born to them, of whom one 
is deceased. 

S. T. McKee, one of the leaders among the younger farmers 
of Lima township, occupies the McKee homestead cast of Lima, 
one of the handsome farm properties surrounding that village. He 
has been a resident of the township since 1865, when he came here 
with his parents, and is highly esteemed as a successful and 
energetic man. 

Henry H. Bassler. a well-known and influential citizen of 
Lima township, was elected in 1890 to the position of Commis- 
sioner for the North District, and took office iu the winter of 1891. 
Mr. Bassler has always been engaged in farming, is beautifully 
located near the village of Lima, and has done well in his calling. 
During seven years he was also engaged in the grain business at 
Lima. He was born in Lancaster county. Pa.. August 18. 1824, 
and when a boy was left to care for himself by the death of his 
parents. He was married November 11. 1S45. to' Elizabeth Rohrer. 
a native of Maryland, and they resided in Erie county, Penn., 
until 1860, when they moved "to this county. They settled in 
Greenfield township first and came to Lima in 1868. Mr. Bassler 
has for many years been president of the Farmers' Rescue, a 
mutual fire insurance company, which has 1.424 members in 
LaGrange county, its membership being limited to the county, 
and carries risks amounting to over §2,200.000, It is a represen- 
tative institution, and one of the most important of the county. 

John Seaburn. who r 
s the owner of 572 acre 
vhere his parents. Willia 

u 1832. William Seabur 

sides in Section 22, Springfield township, 
of land, including the old homestead, 
t and Nancy A. Kawles Seaburn, settled 
l was a prominent citizen, and prosper- 
ous as a farmer, his land holdings at the time of his death in 1870 
amounting to" 280 acres. John Seaburn is widely known and is 
His farm is highly improved and yields 
me of the most valuable properties of the 
s enterprising and public spirited, 
uccessful farmer of Greenfield township, 
le came to the United Stales in 1853 
and settled at Burr Oak, Mich. In 1857 he became a resident of 
LaGrange county and subsequently bought land. He has a well 
kept farm, well adapted to general' crops, and giving good, yields. 
He was one of the first men in the county to breed Lincolnshire 
sheep, at which he has been quite successful, as he is also in the 
raising of short horn cattle. He is an enterprising citizen, enjoys 
a wide acquaintance and is highly respected. 

very where popula 

abundant returns, and i 

county. As a citizen In 

Joseph Gunthorp, > 

? of England. 

Jaraes Billnian, of Johnson township, was born in Medina 
comity, Ohio, in 1837. He moved to Holden, Ma. in 1868, and 
there he married Emma, daughter of Samuel Miller, of Starke 
county, Ohio. They moved to this county in 1869. and located in 
Johnson township in 1871, where they now reside. They have had 
born to them four children. Milton W., James W-, George A. and 
Charles S., all of whom are living. By his industry and economy 
■ enjoys a pleasant farm home in 

Cr?r=s Wright c w 
township, was born in t 
late Elbridgo Wright ai 

eight years of age Mr. 
the farm he now occu 

1-known farm 

his survi vini 

V right move, 

to Milfor 

s staudari 

He was mar 

ied Decen 

of Mi 


son of the 
At twenty- 
ship upon 


other firat-cl 

Lucinda, daughter of Daniel and Eli: 

plished musician. 

James H. Ry. 


Frank A. and Clayton H 

son township, the same y 

"an. Ya 
was bm 
815 and 



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Moses P. Miller, of Clay township, is a native of Pennsylva- 
nia, born in Cambria county, July 28, 1845. When twelve years 
of age he came to Indiana and his home was first in Eden town- 
ship. Nine years later they removed to Newbury township, and 
thence to Missouri for three years. Then after tin 


i Eden township he In 

of Clay, and hi 

;d fo 

Jacob Yoder, a well-known farmi 
native of Somerset, county, Pa., born Dt 
eight years ago he became a resident of this towi 
has a comfortable home in section 19, and two h 
land. He was married in 1844 to Barbara Mille 
1879, the mother of nine children— George, Lydia, , 
Samuel, Fanny. Lizzie. Andrew. Susannah. June 
married to Magdalena Harshberger. Mr. Yoder 
the Amish church. 

William Fanning, a prosperous young resident of Spri 
township, is the owner of eighty acres in that township a 
acres adjoining in Steuben county. Soon after his man 
Ida. daughter of John Holsinger. they removed to Califon 
made a fortunate investment in orange groves, but retur 
account of ill health of his wife. He still owns interests in 
culture, mid has a very finely improved farm here. His 
one of the largest in the county, and fitted with water pi] 
other conveniences. Mrs. Fanning's father. John Ho 
deceased, was one of the pioneers of northern In. liana. < 
farms in Johnson and Orange townships, and becoming 

laeoli. William. 
G. 1880, he was 
lS a member of 

Well known as one 
Springfield township, we 
21. 1797, in Cayuga com 
1883. Mr. Haskms sen- 
ile was married to Jane 
Grange county, accompa 
Mary Haskins. They 1 
northern edge of Sprimst 
der of their days. By h 
dren, Elizabeth, Franklin 
and Willis, and by his s. 
had two children, Eugeni 

and Albert, served ill tin 
the first uauied died at N 

of the earliest settlers and farmers of 
s Willis Haskins. who was born August 
ity, N. Y.. and died in this township in 
?d in the war of 1812 as a fifer. In 1830 

Jackson, and in 1836 they came to La- 
nviiic. .Mr. Haskins' parents. Ernstus and 


I eight cMl- 
ry J., Edith 
Mungcr he 

William Horner, deceased, was in his time oue of the leading 
farmers of the county. He was born in Westmoreland county. 
Pa., and came to Indiana in 1807. settling in Section 34. Green- 
field, and purchasing a farm of 150 acres, which was his home 
until his death in 1884. In Pennsylvania he was married to Mary 
Millhnff, who died in 1888. His two sons. Jeremiah and William, 
now farm the old homestead, prospering in their occupation and 
sustaining the reputation of good fanners. The land of this farm 
is fertile and yields abundant crops. 

S. H. Haybarger, a si: 
born in Erie county, Penli, 
of Pennsylvania also, came 
acres of land in this town 

ccessful farmer of Lima township, wa 
, April 18, 1861. * 
to this conn 

lbiect of flii 

the fare 

1. His father 
in 1865 and be 

a native 
lU/ht 1211 

lived until his death in 
mention took charge of 

Dhisform h™\ 

i Section 

greatly, and adding largely to its 

17. and upon it lie has a pleasant home. 

Three hundred broad acres of Lima township land is in 
capable hands of Tobias Sexauer. a citizen well known E 
esteemed for his honesty ami industry. His farm interests 
large but are well managed. Mr. Sexauer was born March 
■county. I'enu.. and came to LaGrang unity w 



•h. P- 


•d January II 
nd fivech'ildr 

to Charlotte Barton. 

been burn to them, two now deceased. 

Milton Rowe, a leading citizen of Eden township, was born in 
Preble county. Ohio, in 1833, and came to Elkhart county in 1859. 
Thence he moved to Hawpatch in Noble county, and to his present 
farm of 240 acres in 1861. He was married in Preble county, and 
has seven children living, Josiah, Laora M.. Charles. Howard, 
Emma C, Maggie E. and Celia. Mary Anderson and Emma ('.. 
deceased. All the children living are in the county except .Maggie. 
who is married and lives in Iowa. Mr. Rowe has a fine farm, 
handsomely improved. 

Hiram J. Miller, who is handsomely located mi a good farm 
in Section 13 of Clay township, is one of the enterprising and 
successful farmers of LaGrange county. Mr. Miller has from 
early life been engaged in tins occupation. He was bom in 
Bloomfield township. Jan. 7. 1845, and at ten years of age with his 

the la 


Jacob Shumau, an 
Johnson township, wa 
Ohio, and came with 
1854. He enlisted in t 
member of Co. D, 12 

In Mi„s Sophia Sliowalter in 1 
William P., Nellie M„ am 
member of the Presbyterian t 


has been fa 
1866, and 1 

W. Parker, elsewhe 
to Elizabeth Wood 
Julia A., John W. 

inner residing on Section 29. 
0. 1843. in Summit county, 
i LaGrange county. April 1. 
tes service Dec. 28 r . 1863, as a 
and served faithfully until 

A. l'i 

Nov. 22. 

ighter and two boys. 

itive of Dnion county. 

is a daughter of Selli 

ntioiied. who was married April 28, 1844. 

of which union six childieu are living. 

afield S.. Barbara J.. Leonard \Y ami 


Moses A. Yoder, one of the leading younger citizens of New- 
ly township, is a native of that township, born July 7. 1865. In 
icember, 1888, he was married to Katie Hostettier, and they 
v.- tw,. children, Ora and Oscar. Mrs. Yoder was born in Eden 
vnsliip December 4, 1866 

1 has a fi 

of Ki 




unary it. 1837, and came to this township ii 
s elected trustee of Newbury township and : 

ill general farmer, 
loam soil. He is 
erset county. Pa.. 
|sr,7. In 1882 he 
.'ved one term. 

John J. Miller, a prosperous farmer residing in 
Clay township, was bom December 3. 1841. in Cambria county. 
Pa., and in 1844 came with his parents to Elkhart county, and 
thence in 1851 to Clay township. He is an all-round farmer, and 
successful. Mr. Miller was married January 1. 1865. to Miss Mary 
Taylor, and they have had six children, of whom five are living. 
Ida, Edna. Alton, Edwin and Grace. Mrs. Miller was born Octo- 
ber 18. 1845. 

Christiaii J. Plank, one of the leading farmers of Greenfield 
township, is a native of Wayne county, Ohio. In November, 1858, 
lie came to this township and rented the farm he now owns for two 
years, and subsequently farmed in Michigau and on Elkhart prai- 
rie for six years. About the close of the war he purchased forty 
acres of his present farm at §62.50 per acre, incurring a debt of 
£1,300, and in less than three years he bad paid the debt and had 
a snrplus of £500 He then purchased another thirty-five acres. 
In 1873 Mr. Plank erected his comfortable residence at a cost of 
$2,000, and afterward built a commodious barn at a cost of 81,000. ■ 
In the same year he purchased forty acres more land at $3,200, go- 
ing in debt for the entire amount, a debt which he paid in full in 
less than ten years. He continued to increase his farm until he 
has 105 acres of valuable land. Upon his farm wheat has yielded 
as high as 454 bushels an acre and corn as high as (JO bushes. The 
farm also produces small fruit and berries abundantly. Mr. Plank 
takes much interest in live stock, breeding Shropshire sheep es- 
pecially, and for ten years has dealt largely in poultry. His life 
has been an unqualified success, although he began without assist- 

Win field Scott Parker, of Johnson township, was born in 
Clearspring township January 21, 1848. His father, Seth W. Par- 
ker, was burn at Ellington, Conn.. November 20, 1815. and moved 
with his parents when a boy to Onondago county, N. Y.. thence to 
Ohio, and from there to Clearspring township about 1841. In 
April. 1804. he made his home in Johnson township, near Wolcott- 
ville. where he died March 28. 181)0. W. S. Parker was married 
September 20. 1S72. to Polly, daughter of Christian and Mary 
Winders, of Noble county. She died February 8, 1876. August 
10, ls77. he was married to Kuhnnin M.. daughter of Jacob and 
Matilda Stillinger. of Noble county, aud they have four children. 
Mr. Parker's home is on section 28. Taking his land much of it 
in a wild condition, he has cleared and improved it and made a 
plea-ant home. He is an enterprising citizen, and holds stock in 
the Wohottville creamery. 

Josiah M. Miller, one of the prosperous young farmers of 
Clay township, is a native of the county, born August 31. 1861, in 
Newbury township, the sun of Moses P. Miller. He was married 
September 1. 1889. to Fanny Toder. aud they have one child. Mr. 
Miller is a member of the Amish church and is highly esteemed. 

James Dallas, of Johnson township, was born in Clearspring 
township. February 10. 1N45. where he resided with his parents 
rwenty-seven years. He married C. E. Young February 8. 1872. 
aud they located in Johnson township in April of that year. They 
had born to them a -laughter. Addie E.. May 5. 1873. 'Mr. Dallas 
enlisted in the 44th Indiana Infantry. October. 1S62. and was hon- 
orably discharged May 2. 1863. He re-enlisted in the 12th Indiana 
cavalry January 2.1^04. and was honorably discharged Decem- 
ber. 18f;.i. His father, Lorenzo Dallas, was born in Preble county. 
Ohio. June 27. 1819, and moved to Clearspring township in 1836. 
where he has resided ever since. He was among the pioneers of 
the township aud mnch credit is due him for bis success in life. 

\\ illiam Crarnpton. a prominent farmer of Vanburen town- 
ship, was born in Lincolnshire. England. June 18. 1830. He came 
to America July 10. 1851. to Lima. August. 1851. and after a resi- 
dence in Michigan to Vanburen in 185s. settling on section 20. He 
was married to Emily D.. daughter of George Cook, who was one 
of the early settlers and affectionately remembered. They have 
three children. Alti Tone, wife of J. E. McClaskey. Esq.. George 
E. and Edwin C. Mr. Crarnpton has served two terms (six years) 
a- comity commissioner, and was one of the first directors 'of the 
Farmers Rescue. oneofthemost important institutionsofthecounty. 
^ Peter Long, one of the leading citizens of Greenfield town- 
ship, came to this county from Ohio in 1*58 and bought the land 
where he now lives at about 835 an acre. His land has since tbfcn 
doubled in price. He is very pleasantly situated and his farm 
yields good crops of wheat and com. The stock kept and raised 
upon it is of high grade. While a successful farmer, coming here 
poor and achieving prosperity by industry and prudent manage- 
ment, he has found time for important public duties. For thirty- 
two years he has had the oversight of the Prairie church 
of over 150 members, which he was instrumental in founding. He 
has preached more funeral sermons than any preacher in the 
county, never receiving any remuneration for his services, has 
donated largely to religious work, and has traveled extensively. 

D. A. Platz, a prosperous farmer of Newbury township, resid- 
ing iu section 1. is a native of that township, born October 8. 1800. 
It has ever since been his home. He is a son of George Platz. 
one of the pioneers of the township. He was married November 
22. 1883. to Hattie Butts, and they have two children, Theron and 

Daniel S. Kaufman, a well-known farmer of Newbury town- 
ship, was born in Somerset county. Pa.. September 30. 1840. He 
moved to Newbury township in 1865. and located on the farm 
where he now resides, which consists of 140 acres of valuable and 
well-improved land. Mr. Kaufman is a general farmer, and also 
devotes considerable time to bunting and trapping. 

C. R. Allison, a well-known citizen of Vanburen township, 
elected in 1892 to the office of sheriff, was born in Chenango 
county, N. Y.. November 27, 1841, residing there until October 
1854, when he removed with his parents to Indiana, locating in the 
township above named. His rather. William Allison, was one of 
the prominent men of the township, holding official positions for 
many years. Mr. Allison is the owner of a well-improved farm of 
120 acres, and a comfortable home. He was married in 1864 to 
Sylvia S. Stevens. Mr. Allison held the office of township trustee 
for the term of four years, aud in December, 1892, was qualified as 
sheriff of LaGrange county, an office to which he was elected, by 
a creditable majority, evidencing the confidence reposed in him. 

Lewis Culver, a successful farmer residing in section 21. John- 
son township, was born in Starke county, Ohio. July 11. 1838. and 
came to Indiana in 1846 with his father, Christopher Culver. The 
latter was a native of Northumberland county, Pa., who came to 
Ohio in 1836 aud to Indiana iu 1846. and died in 1861 at the age of 
81 years. Lewis Culver was married November 0, 1850, to Eme- 
line Eggleston, and they have lived in this county ever since, except 
two years in Noble county. 1861 to 1863. Their children are Clara 
E., Minnie A., Florence M.. Ulysses G., Ada A. (died in 187'2), 
Ellsworth (X. Joshua (died 1876). Bertha (died 1886). Arly A. 
(died 1886). and Maud M. 

A. L. Hinkle. of Vanburen township, is a native of Erie county. 
Pa., born January 9, 1834. He came to this county with his 
parents in 1864. and lived with his parents until 1872. when he 
purchased and occupied a farm of 120 acres in section 20. He was 
married March 10, 1859. in Crawford county. Pa., to Mary Boyer. 
He now has a fine farm of 160 acres with a comfortable home in 
section 29. 

Charles E. Talmage, of Springfield township, resides upon the 
old homestead of his parents, Elisha and Jane (Griffon ) Talmage. 
who settled in this township in the spring of 1837. purchasing 120 
acres for 8500. and throughout his life was prominent in the affairs 
of his township. He lived to see the county developed from forest 
to a land of beautiful homes and fertile farms, and his children 
prosperous. Charles E. Talmage. the subject of this mention, 
ranks among the enterprising and successful farmers of the county. 

William S. Olney.of Vanburen township, is a sou of John and 
Esther Olney. pioneers of 1830, and was born in the township Sep- 
tember 16, 1834. After the death of his parents W. S. Olney came 
into possession of the homestead in section 10, which he has greatly 
improved, and is now one of the leading farmers of the county. 
He was married June 10, 1858, to Delilah Sidencr. .laughter of 
another pioneer, Nicholas Sidener, and they have one child living, 
Edward, Mr. Olney has served tine term as township trustee, be- 
ing elected in 1882. 

William Dunbar, deceased, one of the leading farmers of 
Springfield township in his lifetime, was born in Summit county 
Ohio. May 7. 1829. He came to this county in 1853. and resided 
with his father David, near Wolcbttville, until 1862, when he loca- 
ted on the farm of two hundred acres iu Springfield, entered by 
John B. Clark. It is an historic place in the history of the town- 
ship, audit is said that from a spring on the f ami the township 
was named. The farm lies in sections 27 and 28. Mr. Dunbar in- 
creased his land ownings to 280 acres, and in 1875 built one of the 
best residences in the county at a cost of about $3,000. His death 
occurred in June. 1884. He left two sons, Jacob and Newton 
Dunbar. Newton Dunbar now owns the old homestead and is 
farming successfully. The land is well adapted to general farming 
and stock-raising, and yields good crops. 

Isaac Norris, ore of the substantial farmers of Clay township, 
was born May 24th, 1832, in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania. He 
came to LaGrange county, in 1860, and moved thence to Elkhart 
county, Indiana, the same year. After a residence of five years in 
Elkhart county he removed to LaGrange county, settling on his 
present home farm in Clay township, in the spring of 1865. He 
was married to Margaret Shoup, of LaGrange county, January 14, 
1855. To Mr. and Mrs. Norris were born three children, viz: 
Alice, wife of I. P. Duck, Wm. J. and Ida, now Mrs. Sehwin of 
Elkhart county. Mr. Norris owns several farms in Clay township, 
and for several years has made a business of buying and selling 
draft horses, in which he has been eminently successful. Having 
commenced at the bottom of the ladder, he has readied the top by 
perseverance and industry, with practically no help but his own 

Joseph Pickles, of Greenfield township, considered one of the 
successful fanners of the county, is a native of that township. His 
parents, who were of English birth, came to the county in 1836, 
and settled in Greenfield, but the father died soon afterward. At 
the outbreak of the rebellion Mr. Pickles enlisted in Co. C, of the 
100th Kegiment Indiana Infantry, and served nine months, theu 
being honorably discharged on account of sickness. In 1864 he 
again enlisted in the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery. Battery A, and 
served until the close of the war. Since then he has given his at- 
tention to the general farm crops of which his farm yields from '25 
to 40 bushels of wheat, and 35 to 70 for com, per acre, and also 
breeding short-horn cattle and Poland hogs; he also makes fruit- 
growing a specialty. His farm is one of the best kept in the 

Wm. H. Jackson was born in the state of New York in 1839. 
When less than one year of age he moved with his parents to Del- 
aware county, Ohio. The earlier years of his life were spent on 
the farm. At the age of 17 he was apprenticed to a mason to learn 
the plasterers and brick-layers trades, working asan apprentice for 
three years. In i860 he was married to Miss Hannah Moyer, the 
sister of his employer. In 1862 Mr. Jackson enlisted in Co." E, 03d 
Regt., Indiana volunteers, and was discharged in thefallof 1864. He 
then followed working at his trade until 1875, when he purchased 
the farm on which he now lives, since which time he has given 
most, of his time to general farming. Mrs. Jackson was born in 
Michigan, but at an early age moved to Delaware, Ohio. At the 
time of her marriage her home was in Columbus. Indiana. To Mr. 
and Mrs. Jackson were bora seven children, viz: Wm. C, Anna 
M.. Clara L., Florence E., Cora B., George A. and Prank I., all of 
whom are married except the two latter. 

John ■ 

glmut the 


citizen. He came to th 
township, but in 1*02 renn 
home was in Holmes conn 

A. Booth, of Springfield township, is well known 

^eessful farmer and enterprising 
county iu 1861, first settling in Clay 
id to Springfield township. His former 
Ohio. Mr. Booth has met with success 
one time four hundred and sixty acres 
of laud. He has given his attention to general farming rather than 
specialties. His land devoted to wheat production has given an 
average of 20 bushels per acre. Mr. Booth has always taken a 
notable interest in county, state aud national affairs, believing that 
I he farmer should have an important part in legislation and admin- 
istration. His name has been mentioned in connection with some 
important offices, and at the Bepnblican senatorial convention in 
18 ( ,)2. his township offered him its unanimous vote if he would con- 
sent to be a candidate. 

Russell Brown, deceased, was prominent among the pioneers 
of agriculture in Springfield township. He was born in Rensselaer 
county. N. Y., in 1805, and came to LaGrange county in July, 
1836. In the following year he entered a tract of 240 acres near 
where his son, Warren, now lives. He was the father of four sons 
and one daughter. Three of his sons are residents of Indiana, and 
one is a prominent business man of Lincoln. Nebraska. After a 
successful and honored life, Russell Brown died at Orland. Septem- 
ber 9, 1888. His son, Warren Brown, who resides in Springfield 
township, is the second son of the worthy pioneer and is one of 
the fanners of the county. His farm is well adapted to general 
farming. The wheat crop averages 15 bushels to the acre, and the 
yield of corn is large. Mr. Brown is an enterprising man. but his 
main desire is to be a worthy and honorable citizen. 

George Smith, the present trustee of Springfield township, 
is counted as one of the leading citizens of the county, and holds 
high rank as a successful farmer. He is the son of George W. 
Smith, who came to this county from his native state of New York 
in 1837, ami bought land almost entirely covered with timber, 
which is now in a highly improved condition, the property of the 
subject of this mention. Some $3,500 has been invested in build- 
ings, and the farm is in every way well kept, and affords excellent 
crops. Mr. Smith, in addition to the office of trustee, lias pre- 
viously served the people as justice of the peace. 

Harrison Deal, widely known as an enterprising citizen and 
prosperous farmer, owns a fertile farm of 320 acres in Springfield 
township, residing upon Section 28. He is the oldest son of Con- 
rad aud Elizabeth Deal, with whom he came to this county in 
1835. Though only seven years of age at that time, he is to be 
counted as one of the old settlers, and he has ever since taken a 
part in the development of the county. Few men are more highly 
esteemed. His wife, Ellen, is the daughter of Benjamin and Man 
Jones, who settled in Greenfield in 1829, and later became early 
settlers of Springfield. Mr. Jones was a prominent man, a leader 
in the "Phalanx" society, and a pioneer in breeding thoroughbred 

Charles W. Wade, of Springfield township, is the owner of a 
well improved farm of 181) acres, and is generally regarded as one 
of the leading farmers of the county. His buildings are well 
located and commodious, costing some s'S.iM.I. The farm yields 
from 15 to 25 bushels of wheat per acre, an 1 from 40 to 61) bushels 
of corn. Mr. Wade also gives attention to the raising of sheep, 
and feeds a large number for market. Mr. Wade owns the old 
homestead farm of Robert and Jane ( (-riles ) Wade. The former was 
lost at sea on Ins return from California, where he went in 1853, 
and the latter who survived him many years was widely known 
and highly esteemed. Her parents were early settlers on English 
Prairie, aud came from Yorkshire. England, in the year 1832. 

John Steinagle, a prominent farmer of Greenfield township, 
was born in Somerset county. Pa., and came to Indiana in 1853. 
He was first a resident of Clay county for fifteen years, and then 
made his home in Kmsas two years, where he made his start in 
finance, after which he returned to Indiana m 1867 and purchased 
land in this county. Since then he has followed fanning and 
stock-raising here with success. He purchased land without im- 
provements for £40 an acre which will now sell for $75. The con- 
dition of his farm is a testimonial of his industry and good man- 
agement. He has given special attention to fruit-raising and has 
one of the best orchards iu the county. 

John Whitlock. a popular and enterprising farmer of Green- 
field township, was born in New York and came to Indiana in 1857, 
settling in Greenfield at that time. At the outbreak of the war of 
the rebellion he enlisted in Co. C, 100th Indiana Volunteers, and 
served in the army three years, two years of that time being en- 
gaged in the perilous duty of a scout. At the close of the war he 
came home aud in 1871 bought land and engaged iu farming. He 
has met with success and now has 200 acres'" of land well adapted 
to general farming. He has given some time to the raising of 
Jersey cattle and Hambletonian horses, meeting with success in 
both lines. He has twice filled the office of assessor for his town- 
ship. He is a firm believer in his home county and holds it second 
to none in the state for agriculture. 

G. P. Hall, an enterprising citizen of Springfield township, 
is well known as one of the leading farmers of Brushy Prairie, 
owning about 260 acres in the township of valuable land. He is 
enterprising and public spirited, and was the owner of the first 
brick house in the township, built at a cost of over $3,000. His 
father, William H. Hall, settled on Brushy Prairie in 1835. and 
subsequently was the owner of over 600 acres in Greenfield town- 
ship. G. F. Hall is a native of Clark county, Ohio, born April 
12, 1832, and came to this county with his parents in 1835. 

Edwin Dyer, one of the pioneers of LaGrange county, was 
born in Canton township. Hartford county, Connecticut, in 1811. 
At the age of seven years he moved with his parents to Trumbull 
county. Ohio, where lie resided for fifteen years. In the autumn 
of 1836 he came to this county and purchased the farm ou which 
he now resides, consisting of 160 acres, for which he paid §15 per 

ncre. He harvested the first crop of wheat raised on this land. 
He has improved the land so that n isnou one of the best culti- 
vated farms in the county, rhe buildings et.,.1 about throe thousand 
dollars. The wheat crops yield from JO to 40 bushels per .hit. 
Mr. Dyer was united in marriage to Marietta Bigelow, October 
■2-2. 1857. Mr. Dyer has never taken any active pari in politics nor 
sought public office. He has served us supervisor of roads several 

David Mi! 



1 his 

and wheat, the yield of the latter averaging over twenty bushels 
per acre. He also gives considerable attention t<> fruit culture 
.Mr. Stroud is one of the leading citizens of his township, influential 
aud respected by all as a man of sound judgment and discretion. 
He has twice served as trustee of the township, closing his second 
term in 1891. 

Daniel Long, now deceased, was one of the leading farmers of 
Greenfield township. He was a native of Somerset county, Pa., 
and was uiarrit I 111 I860, in Holme- enmity. < thin, to Sarah Bear. 
They settled in Greenfield township, on the tin acres now owned 
by liis widow, in 1860. To this they added by purchase over 400 
acres .it 5 32 an acre, which is now valued at more than S65 per acre. 
It is one ,,f the Lest farms in the county, averaging about 25 
bushels of wheat and .V, bushel of corn to the acre. Mr. Long took 
considerable interest In sheep and entile raising and hog breeding, 
and at various times sol.l stock in S3,000 lots, so extensive was his 
interests. To fruit raising he also gave attention and established 
several peach orchards. Socially lie was generous and public 
spirited, and for forty-three years was a member of the German 
Baptist church. He .li.-.l September 14. 1889. 

E. T. MeCre.lie. a leading farmer of Greenfield township, is a 
until.- of Canada, of which country In- was a citizen until at thirty 
years of age hesettled in the township named He was married 
to Catharine Blaseus, and they have improved the farm owned by 
her. and have added thirty acres t" it Tie- farm yields good crops 
of the usual grains, and besid. s this Mr. McCn da- has given special 

attention to the br ling of tine -nock, especially short horns. He 

has for several years fed over 300 sheep. Mrs. McCredie gives 
considerable attention to poultry, raising over 200 chickens a year. 
They are pleasantly located, are highly esteemed, and can he 
counted among those who have prospered ill agriculture. 

A. E. Keagy, postmaster at Greenfield Mills, is well known as 
an active and influential citizen. He is a native of Ohio, but has 
been a resident of Indiana since his fourth year, his home beiug 
first in Owen county. Thence he came to LaGrauge county in 
1874. and engaged in the carpentry trade which had liis attention 
for the ensuing seven years, He has served his township, Green- 
field, as justice of the peace for eight years, from |s*_:ti, 1890, 
and was again elected, but declined the office. For several years 
past he has been engaged in farming. His farm is well located, 
yields good wheat ami corn ciops, and is well adapted to general 

Frank R. Smith, son of tin- late David Smith, deceased, and 
Eliza .1. Smith 1 now Mrs. .1. F. Olugston), was bom October 20, 
1861, in Bloomfield township. His father was the largest land 
owner in (.'lay township at the time of his death. Mr. Frank 

Smith inherited Hit.' acres of tin- h e farm. Since the death of 

iii- father he lias by industry and judicious management added 
i! -1. 1 ra I )[o in In- |. ..-sessions, and is now tin- owner of 210 acres. 
His firm is well improved, and the soil is of superior quality. Mr. 
Smith i^ largelv >-i|o ige.l iii purchasing and selling horses. He 
a,,- united 11, marriage February lath, lssii I,, .Miss Ada E. Hen- 
derson, daughter of Anthony and Nancy Henderson, of Clearspring 

Milton Bingham, one of the prominent farmers of Clay town- 
ship, has been a resident of the county for half a century, and is 
identified with its wonderful agricultural advancement. He was 
l»oni in Alleghany county. X. Y.. December 1*. 18B7, came to 
LaGrange county with his mother and sister in i.842 and settled 
on the farm he now occupies, which he assisted in clearing. He 

was a, rried in L875 to Ehnira, daughter off. Plank, and they 

have had tiv- sons ami three daughters. 

Geor"e Haskins. oue of the successful farmers of Greenfield 
township, is a native of that township, 11 son of Willis Haskins. a 
well known citizen. Mr. Haskins has made agriculture his life 
work, aud his intelligent pursuit of this occupation has been 
rewarded with good returns. His farm of list) acres, which he has 
owned for fifteen years, is well kept and fertile. It is well adapted 
to the culture of wheat and corn, the yield of the firs! averaging 
over 20 bushels, and of the latter 35 to 70 Imslicls per aire. He 
has also given attention to the raising of shorthorn cattle which 
he finds profitable, aud also to the raising of sheep. He is mi 
enterprising citizen, and he aud family are highly regarded. 

Samuel H. Newt: 


ne of the most prosperous farm 
irn 011 the farm of which he is n 
. and on which he has contin 
as B. Newnam. a resident of Mai 
Hi and died in 1876. Mr. New 
and stock raising, which b 
\ He makes a specialty of n 
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24. 1880, to Anna Gallup, of LaGrange, a native of New York, and 
a successful teacher in the county schools. They have two sons 

and a daughter. 

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otherwise. In lb'TIi Mr. Norris came to LaGrange county and 
purchased the farm on which he now resides in ('lay township. 
clearing and improving the greater part thereof himself. He was 
united in marriage January II. 1S70. to Miss Mary J. Hetfner, of 
Pennsylvania. To them were born two sons and one daughter. 
Mr. Norris was elected trustee of ('lav township in 181)0, aud is a 
capable and efficient officer. He built the first district school 
house in the county heated by a furnace. The building is a model 
of beauty and convenience. 

Charles A. McCally, son of Samuel and Elizabeth McCally was 
born iu Bloomfield township. LaGrange county, Indiana, June 
30, 1858. He was reared on his fathers farm and became famil- 
iar with the various duties of farmer boys. In the autumn of 1877 
he commenced teaching in the district schools, which vocation he 
followed for several years. Mr. McCally was married to Miss 
Emma LaRue, of Moiigo, in March, 188(1. They have one child, 
born March 2(1. 18S7. At the county convention iu May last Mr. 
McCally was nominated by his party, on the first ballot, for county 
treasurer, and was elected to that offi.'e in November last. 

Frank M. Smith son of James aud Sarah Smith, of Greenfield 
township, was born January IB, 1854. and was brought up on his 


;since leaving school. He purchased 80 

acres of the Spnuhliiig farm in Lima township about eight years 
ago. aud now has the Clark farm, making in all 240 acres, a well 
cultivated and productive farm. Mr. Smith deals largely iu live 
stock, and feeds annually from 300 to 500 sheep. He was married 
January 15. 1878. to Augusta, daughter of Elisha Deal, of Spring- 
field township. 

Henry Eshelman, of Johnson township, is a native of the 
county, and a representative farmer and stock raiser. His farm is 
well located, and handsomely improved and is a valuable property. 
Mr. Eshelman was born in 1851. and was married in March. 1870. 
to Dilley Seagly, a native of Whitley county, Indiana. They 
have two children, a son and daughter. 


Frederick A. Bush, a well-known farmer of Lima township, was 
bora in Saxon Weimar, Germany, December 20. 1829. He came 
to the United States in 1847 and settled in Erie county. Pennsyl- 
vania. Mr. Bush was united in marriage in 1859 to .Miss Sithora 
Zook, of Erie county, Pennsylvania. They soon afterwards came 
to LaGrange county and are now residing on their farm about four 
miles west of Lima village. They have two children, a sou and 

Squire Beach, of Clay township, is a native of the county, 
bom in 1854, and was reared to the occupation, fanning, which he 
has ever since successfully followed. Mr. Beach was married in 
1875, to Mary E., daughter of Samuel and Sarah Garmire, and 
they have one daughter, Grace.' 

president of the LaGrange county fair 
1881), to Marietta, daughter of Join] " 
children, Antoinette and George P. 

ras married Oct. 28. 
S. Merritt, and they have two 

Arad Lampi 

Eden Craig, of Ede 

i township, w 

as bon 

on the family home- 

Henry I 

tead February 14, 1869. 
named Jane Thompso 

His father 

a nativ 

e of Ireland, came to 
to Old... where he 
this county in 1854. 


Bloomfield township, was born in Oneida 
. 17. 1835. When about 18 years old he 
ntv. Indiana, arriving hero Oct. 27, 1844. 
he was engaged in breaking land, using the 

with five or six yoke of oxen. In 1857 he 
-t.„.l farm in Section 7. Clay township, and 

rawing and d., g in cattle and s p. In 

lich he now resides, of 
>Ie attention to sheep 
flock of Shropshire* 

life. In the fall of 1802 he engaged in the manufacture and sale 
of road carts, becoming president of the Keasey cart works com- 
pany, of Ligonier. 

Pliny E. Hudson, trustee of Lima township is as on of Isaac and 
Sarah A. Hudson, natives of the state of New York. He was horn 
in Wayne county New York, January 31st, 1852. and came with 
his parents in 185-4 to Lima township. His father purchased the 
Thompson and West farm, one mile east of Lima, fitter wards adding 
forty acres of farm land adjoining. Mr. Hudson has followed 
farming and stock raising the most of his life, and 
devotes much attention to buying and feeding sheep. He was 
elected trustee of Lima township in 1888, and was re-elected in 
18U0. He and his mother own the homestead farm where they 
now reside, find have also Si) acres uf hind in (.'lav township. He 
was married Dec. 26, 1882, to Gertrude, daughter of William and 
Sarah Walker, of Lima township. They have three children. 

Jacob J. ?ode 

Mr. Yoder was ma 

Holmes county. Oh 
William find Nora. 


Peter Alspaugh, 
township, was horn ii 
accompanied his pf 
township. In Octob 
Regiment Indiana v< 
mons battles until di. 
at the battle 


rged t 

nd farmer of Greenfield 
county, Ohio, in 1841. In 1854 he 
this county, settling in Johnson 
Ir. Alspaugh enlisted in the 44th 
with which he served in many fa- 
eptember, 1863. He was wounded 
In 1868 he bought eighty acres in 
■Greenfield township and subsequently added another eighty of 
cleared laud, and erected handsome and commodious buildings. 
His farm is a good one and is a valuable property. Mi. Alspaugh 
enjoys the esteem of a wide circle of friends. In 1890 he served 
as census enumerator of his township. 

Willis H. Deal, son of Henry and Helen (Wade) Deal, of 
Springfield township, was born Sept. 7, 1860. He commenced 
leaching at the age of sixteen years, taught five winter terms and 
one term select, school, but having been accustomed to the inde- 
pendence of farm work, he preferred that occupation, and com- 
menced farming with Hiram Jacobs at the age of twenty-two 
years, continuing with him four years, and then rented the farm 
three years. Mr. Deal then came to LaGrange and was one year 
in partnership with A, H. Johnston in the furniture business. He 
then purchased the Jacobs farm, and now has two hundred and 
ten acres of land with comfortable residence and other buildings, 
a desirable and pleasant home, two and one-fourth miles east of 
LaGrange. Mr. Deal has also been engaged in raising, buying 
and selling sheep and other live stock. He was recently elected 

man has held the o1 
active part in public 


Henry M. Price, of Bloomfield tow 
county, born July 16, 1843, the sou ol 
located in the township named in 1841, 
in 1836. Henry M. Price, between 1864 
to California, and was engaged in the a 


71. he 

nf till 

enterprising citizen, find is >- 
ance company. His farm i 

?e of the 
■ice, who 

two trips 
lere. In 

.1. Hoag 
iana, find 
ding and 

i location 

u pro 


d Slater, of BloMiniii hi township, was born August 
bland county, Ohio. At the age of two years he 

- parents, Nelson and Susan Slater, to Defiance 

In 1866 they removed to Allen county, Indiana, 
e to LaGrange county in 1868. Mr. Slater entered 

high school, and at the age of 21 years began 
i vocation he followed for twelve years, and then 
ning and dealing in live stock. In 1886 he was 
■of Bloomfield township, as which he served five 
ater was married Sept. 23, 1875, to Miss Sarah L. 

township, and they have three children, Grace A., 
ilson. Mr. Slater has a farm of 8(1 acres two and 
one-half miles northeast of LaGrange. His father died Sept. 28. 
1887. in his 70th year. His mother is still living. 

J. W. Appleman, of Springfield township, a prominent farmer, 
was born in that township September 20, 1850. the son of J. H. 
Appleman, a well known early settler. He was reared upon the 
farm and has always followed agriculture with success, possessing 
a valuable farm. He was married in 1874 to Miss R. H. Gilbert, 
daughter of Elias Gilbert, and they have had one sou, deceased, 
and two daughters. 

H. Id 

Jacob Camp, a fanner pf Claj 

Switzerland. Coming to tin- 1'nite 
iu Wayne county. Ohio, and moved 
county, Ohio, where he lived 31 yei 
years he has been a successful fa 
nfortably situated. ""' 

ip. was born in 1820 in 
s in 1834 he first settled 
aars later to Tuscarawas 
>r the past twenty-three 
i Clay township, and is 
1856, to Jane 

Fisher, and they have two children living. Victor and Sauiantha. 

Hubert H. Smith, a young farmer of Limn township, is a son 
of Hugh and Nancy Smith, prominent people of that region. He 
was born September 14, 1861. He received his education at the 
Lima school, and at Cornell college, Mt. Vernon. Iowa, where he 
attended two years. He has been engaged principally in fanning, 
from early life, and is now managing his father's farm near Lima. 

R. S. Hubbard. 

J. B. Cams. 
J. D. Clugston. Edward R 


H. M. Betts. J. Slack. John H. Rerick. 

And Porlruils ol uslors and rustics urine ull nj. Rev. L. J. Naftzger. 

F. H. Malbert. Edward Millis. 



eA GRANGE, the county seat of LuGrange county, is situated 
upon the rolling laud ou either side of the small creek 
which flows through the place. The creek serves to facili- 
tate drainage, which, by reason of the rising ground in 
either direction, is almost perfect. Water is abundant, from wells, 
and of the best quality. In October, 1892, a vote of the citizens 
upon water works*resulted in a large majority for that improve- 
ment, and the following year is expected to witness the completion 
of a system of water works which shall supply the town with pure 
water for all purposes, including tire protection. The town is 
lighted with electric arc lights of the best order. The plant for 
this purpose includes a powerful Corliss engine and an incandes- 
cent system for residences and stores. 

The shipping facilities of LaGrauge are afforded by the Grand 
Rapids A- Indiana railroad, a tributary of the Pennsylvania system. 
The town lias direct communication thereby with the importani 
Northern, Southern. Western and Eastern points of trade. The 
Adams Express company and Western Union Telegraph company 
do business here. 

Nearly the entire county and a portion of the adjoining Mich- 
igan county find at LaGrauge the nearest point for satisfactory 
trade. The stores are of a remarkably high standard, both ill 
quantity of stock and high quality and such prices as prevail 
where trade is large aud varied. While the corporation population 
does not exceed two thousand, the circumstances of situation make 
the ordinary trading population from a commercial point of view, 
many times that. 

Nearly all branches of trade are represented at LaGrange, 
and the business done is generally satisfactory. Three grain ware- 
houses care for the grain-buying trade, in which there is opportu- 
nity for successful enterprise. 

The manufactures of the town is confined mostly to lumber 
and wood products. Two extensive lumber mills and yards do a 
prosperous business, and a butter tub manufacturing company has 
aud extensive trade throughout the western states. 

There is opportunity at LaGrange for success in manufactures 
which require lumber supplies, as the town is advantageously 
situated in that respect. Furniture or implement manufactories 
would receive a cordial support from the commuuity. 

The town is well built. The business portion, mainly on two 
streets, is almost entirely built up with brick blocks, which pre- 
sent as handsome appearance as can be found in any town of 
similar population. In this respect LaGrange is a town of unusual 
attractions. Many costly and handsome residences add to the 
charm, and the public buildings are all modern in style and well 
kept. Few towns in Northern Indiana, where the towns are 
generally good, surpass the attractions of LaGrange as a home, 
and present such apparent evidences of prosperity. 

The Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Brethren and 
Evangelical Lutheran churches have large memberships and 
handsome places of worship. The Protestant Episcopal church 
also has a chapel, one of its principal educational seats in the west 
being at the neighboring town of Lima. The Baptist church has 
a beautiful church building, of recent erection, and a good mem- 

One of the largest and most active lodges of the Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows in Northern Indiana has its home here. 
The Masonic order is strong and increasing. The Knights of 

Pythias, though younger, are prosperous. Other secret orders 
well represented are the Grand Army of the Republic. Relief 
Corps. Daughters of Rebekah, Knights of Honor, Ancient Order 

ud lo 




amount of life 

popular and the premiun 

with much larger towns. 

In hotel accommoda 
commodious opera house 

The goodopportunitl 

videnced by the fact tl: 
for adi 
and Yale, Harv 

One of tin 

associations have creditabl 
.t in the progress of the town. A fact 
penty of the population is that a remarkably largf 
isurance is carried. Investments of this sort are 
ge even as compared 

payments ; 

ih the hcsl 

to the unive 

rd and Johns Hopki 
most active popul 

sities of Indiana, Michigan, 

r movements in Lai rrange 

3 the foundation of the La- 
y years an old association had 
nd failed. In 1891, however. 

at LaGrange and a ae* fcem- 

icn was Mic.-osnii in tn.- torniMioii ot a company 

utaL Forty acres ol ground were secured east of 

half mile I rack nin made which is not surpassed 
. Buildings were also provided and the first fair 
j held in October. 1892, meeting with unqualified success. The 
first officers of the permanent organization were J. D. Ferrall. 
president. J. M. Preston, secretary. 0. L. Ballon, treasurer, vice 
president, F. R. Smith. 

The town has steadily grown since its foundation. At no 
time, we believe, has it retrograded or stood still. The census 

urds indicate this. Its 
Capital will find here 
unfacturing enterprises 
stance, and all who co 



\-est llH'flt. 

al and educational 

The LaGrange Standard, the "Standard" newspaper of the 
county. was established in 1-N57. and changed proprietors several times 
until 1JS72. when it was purchased the second time by Dr. John H. 
Rerick. by whom it is still owned and conducted. The Standard 
is an eight-column quarto, well patronized by advertisers. It has 
a larger circulation than common among comity papers. In con- 
nection is a job office liberally stocked. The office is supplied with 
a cylinder press, gas engine, folding machine aud two job presses. 

The LaGrange Register, second oldest of existing papers, was 
founded by S. 1>. Crane in 1876, and not long afterward purchased 

by J. 0. He 

! tlu 

was destroyed by lire, but has lately been refitted and supplied 
with new cylinder and job press and type, and the publication of 
the paper, as a 7-column quarto, was resumed in December. 1892. 

The LaGrange Democrat was founded by J. F. Snyder in 1879, 
and when Mr. Snyder was appointed postmaster in lNNi. went into 
the bauds of D. A. Fawcett. who has since conducted it. The Dem- 
ocrat is a six-column quarto and has a good advertising patron- 
age and job business. The office has two presses, cylinder and job. 

The fourth existing journal is the Saturday Call, conducted 
by W. D. Rheubottom. It is a seven-column quarto. Its first 
issue was in November, 1892. 

Miles R. McClaskey, attorney, LaGrange, is n native of La- 
Grange county, son of Robert Mc< Haskey, who was one of the first 
settlers of LaGrange ( 1843 t, ami still survives. Miles R. studied 
in the home schools aud was graduated with the degree of A. B. 
by the State University in 1878, On account of poor health he 
engaged in forming some years and taught school two years. 
Beiriniiinu: the study of law in 18815 he was admitted to the bar, 
and was associated in business with his brother J. E. McClaskey. 
In 1892 he was elected prosecuting attorney for the 34th judicial 

F. A. Benham, M. D., one of the successful physicians of 
LaGrange. was born September 2, 1850. at Chicago, 111. He 
studied for his profession at the University of Michigan, was 
Lrra duated in 1S74. and then settled at LaGrange, where he has 
since enjoyed a lucrative practice, except some years devoted to 
the practice of stenography, an art in which he is an expert. 

James M. Kennedy, attorney at law, LaGrange. is a native of 
Jonesville. Michigan. He came to this county in 180'.*, and since 
then LaGrange has been his home practically all the time. On 
May 11, 1882. he began the practice of law, and now enjoys a good 
business, conducting a large insurance business in connection with 
his other work. 

Laora M. Rowe, of LaGrange. was born in Preble county. 
Ohio, and when one year old came with his parents to Eden town- 
ship in 1859. He taught in the public - ho 'I- thirty-one months 
including eighteen months in the LaGrange schools. In 1883 he 
became a member of the firm of H. M. Betts cv. Co.. druggists, and 
since Mr. Betts sold his interest in 1SS0 he and E. S. Ballon have 
done business as Ballou & Rowe, and have met with success. 

Ellerv B. McDonald, druggist, LaGrange, was born in 
Scoharie "county. N. Y., in 1857. son of John McDonald, who 
moved with his family to Vanburen township in 18B4. In 1882 
Ellery engaged in the drug business at Lima, and four years later 
en-a-ed in the same business at LaGrange. He has one of the 
leading drugstores and is a pushing, enterprising citizen. His 
wife is a daughter of B. F. Knauss. manufacturer. 

The leading grocery firm of 'White Brothers is composed of 
Ira andtb-.r-e M White, sons of Dr. E.G. White. Ira White 
was born in 1801 at LaGrange, was educated at the LaGrange 
hi^h school, and engaged in the drug and yrocerv business with 
C. B. Allen in 18^2. afterward was with S. G! McDonald, and later 
with E. B. McDonald, iu all five years. He then formed the 
partnership with his brother, and saving one year as a commercial 
Traveler, has given the business his personal attention. George M. 
White, before entering the business, attended the Bryant A. 
Stratton commercial college, Chicago. The Brothers keep a first 
class store, and have a large custom. 

The law firm of Drake & Merritt, LaGrange. is well known 
throughout northern Indiana. Mr. dames 8. Drake is a native of 
Holmes county, Ohio. He came to LaGrange county with his 
father. J. L. Drake, in 1865. He Bludied at Hillsdale and Ann 
Arbor, lining graduated in law at the Michigan T'niversity, and 
then began the practice. The partnership with F. D. Merritt was 
formed August 1. 1879. Mr. Drake was elected prosecuting attor- 
ney in 18(8 and 1880, and state senator in 1884, serving four years. 
He was a delegate to the Republican national convention of" 1888. 
Francis D. Merritt is a native of Cass county. Michigan, coming 
to Greenfield township with hi- father in 1859. He was educated 
in the public school- and at Oohlwater. Hillsdale and Ann Arbor. 
being graduated in law at Michigan University. He began the 
practice in l-.<>. Mr. Merritt has been a member of the town 
board, was twice elected prosecuting attorney, and in 1892 was 
elected representative in the general assembly. 

Joseph G. Scott, treasurer of LaGrange county, was born in 
l v 49 in Wisconsin, where his father. James Scott, a weaver by- 
trade, had uone from England. In 1834 they moved to Ohio, and 
thence to Rome City in 1850. Coming to Ontario in 1H57 James 
Scott established the Ontario Woolen Mills. Joseph G. rented 
the milLs in 1872 and purchased them in 1874, and manufactured 
until he assumed the duties of his office to which he was elected 
in 1888. and re-elected in 1890. He sold the mill in 1891. Mr. 
Scott was married in 1872 to Sarah J. Hudson anil they have six 
sons and two daughters. 

Henry M. Herbert, attorney, is a native of Springfield town- 
ship, a son of the late R. P. Herbert. He was educated at Hills- 
dale college, and then became cashier of the LaGrange County 
Bank in 1872, and in 1S74 cashier of the First National Bank, a 
position he held until 1883. Since then he has been engaged in 
the law, real estate and insurance business on an extensive scale, 
and as secretary of the LaGrange Butter Tub company and Elec- 
tric Light and Power plant. 

William H. Yarwood. recorder of LaGrange county from 1NN4 
to 1892. was born at Staley Bridge, England, in 1842. son of 
William Yarwood, with whom he came to New York Mills, X. Y., 
in 1848. They moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and thence in 18(10 to 
Clearspring township. Before his election Mr. Yarwood was a farmer 
and teacher. He was married hi 1868 to Maria J. Cookingham. 
and they have four children, three sons and one daughter. 

The firm of Huss it Musser. agricultural implements, is one 
well established and reliable. Ezra Huss, the senior partner, was 
born in 1853 in Springfield township. He followed the vocation 
of teacher for several winters and farmed until 188D when lie began 
the sale of agricultural implements. For several winters he can- 
vassed the state for the Empire Drill company, and then engaged 
in the agricultural business at LaGrange. His present partner- 
ship was made in the spring of 1888. Samuel F. Musser is a 
native of Clearspring township, bom iu 1852. He was engaged in 
farming until 1885 when he entered the employment of Huss & 
Steele, and when that firm dissolved lie acquired an interest. The 
firm does an extensive agricultural implement business, supplying 
all farm machinery, and their reputation guarantees all transac- 

A. C. Beecher, D. D. S., one of the most skillful practitioners 

of dentistry in northern Indiana, was horn at Etna. Licking county, 
Ohio, and 'located at LaGrange in 1859. Since 1872 he has been 
engaged in the practice of dentistry. He was graduated by Mich- 
igan University in 1876 and is a member of the Northern Indiana 
Dental Association Dr. Beecher has served as a town trustee, 
and is an earnest advocate of public improvements. 

H. M. Bastian, engaged in the carriage and wagon manufac- 
ture, at LaGrange. located there in 1866, coming from Muucy, Pa. 
Here he engaged in the carriage business, but subsequently 
followed the profession of saw filing at various large mills through- 
out the country. In 1890 he resumed his former business at 
LaGrange. He is one of the present board of town trustees. He 
was married January 16, 1866, to Mattie Stead, at Muncy, Pa., and 
they have two children. W'illetts A., principal of the LaGrange 
high school, and Harry. 

Joseph D. Ferrall. of LaGrange. one of the prominent attor- 
neys of Northern Indiana, is a native of Columbiana county, Ohio. 
He obtained an education with the intention of becoming n lawyer, 

and taught school to obtain means to prosecute hia efforts. The 
war breaking out he enlisted in an early regiment, but was not 
long afterward discharged on account of sickness. Re-enlisting 
he served through the Wilderness, and until the war was over. He 
came to LaGrange iu June. 1865, and began a professional career 
which has been honorable and distinguished. He has often sat 
upon the bench with ability. He served as pr.-eniiii, attorney 
for this district. In 1884 he was on the Republican state electoral 
ticket, and in 1892 was the Republican nominee for attorney 
general of Indiana 

One of the leading business houses of the county is Smith 
Brothers, hardware, LaGrange. Of the brothers. Charles has 
been in the hardware business fourteen years, first at Hill-dale. 
and then as a traveling salesman, before coming here; and Frank 
has been in the business handling hardware nine years, previous 
-to coming here, at Hudson, Mich. Three years ago last fall they 
established themselves at LaGrange. taking hold of the business 
with such vigor that they made a success from the start. Their 
advent infused new life into the hardware trade at LaGrange, in 
which they are now the oldest firm. Their business was large the 
first year, and every year since it has been increasing, until now 
there is no question of their standing amorg the leading hardware 
houses of Northern Indiana. They moved into their new estab- 
lishment, occupying three floors, in January, 1892. 


The Presbyterian church at LaGrange, with » membership of 
i70 from among the most prominent citizens, occupies a leading 
place in the social and higher life of the town. 

For the past twenty-two years the pastor of this church has 
been the Rev. Thomas Edgar Hughes, who is widely known in 
Indiana and Ohio as a cultured and convincing preacher of the 
Divine Word. Mr. Hughes came from ministerial ancestry, his 
grandfather, bearing the same name, having been one of the 
pioneer Presbyterian ministers of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Four 
of his sons were educated for the ministry, including William (the 
father of Rev. T, E. Hughes) who was the pioneer minister of 
Loudonville, Ohio. There T. E. Hughes was born November 29. 
1832. He received, his education at Vermilion Institute, Miami 
University, and at a theological institute at New Albany, Indiana. 
Ordained in 1858, he began his life work at Springdale, Ohio, 
serving there eight years. He was then called to Constantine, 
Mich., and after four years' pastorate there lie came to Lalirauge 
in 1870. Under his ministrations the church has grown in 
strength, and there has been erected a handsome and commodious 
place of worship, at a cost of some $8,000. For the success of this 
work his untiring efforts are largely to be credited. During the 
Rebellion Mr. Hughes visited the armies at the front at Vieksburg. 
Chattanooga aud Petersburg, and did patriotic and Christian 
work anions the soldiers and their wounded and dying. Mr. 
Hughes is a close student not only of the past but of the living 
questions of the day. His utterances upon topics of present inter- 
est are always anticipated as of practical worth, and instinct with 
the spirit of Christianity. Of impressive and winning presence in 
the pulpit, he is equally pleasing in conversation, and a sense of 
the humor of life and a lively charity for human frailties renders 
him one of the mosl companionable of men. A son of Mr. Hughes, 
Rev. Cecil Hughes, is a professor of Tabor < Allege, at Tabor. Iowa. 

The First National Rank of LaGrange was established in 
September, 1874, with a capital of §50.000, and it has since con- 
tinued to do a flourishing business. For many years its presidi nt 
has been Solomon Rose, the senior business man of LaGrange. 
who for along period conducted a lar^'e mercantile business and 
engaged in grain and wool warehousing. The present, cashier is 
J. I. Norris. The bank is firmly established ami is an institution 
of great value to the town. 

oyer-Hughes, am 

Boop bus 

f R. P. Herbert. 

Isaac Seal-; 

lester, X. Y. He 
e has served sev< 

was marie 

part i] 
cted an 
cks, tin 

•I J C"..kiugli! 
of the leaders in hi 
the growth of the t, 
the J. S Brown, 1 
Insane hospital at 
and the residences 
Hollis. H. has be. 
birthplace near R.» 
Lottie Vosburg. I 

Jeremiah Slack, one of the substantial business men of La- 
Grange, was born in Northumberland county. Pa., August 27. 1848. 

S Co., m LaGrange, and 

estoyeYby firVbutTooii 

ksinitliing mid iron work, 
wagons. Mr. Slack has 
■r to the general satisfac- 
the Methodist Episcopal 



and Lata 


He doe 

and in 

Hie mam 


the town 


u L868 1 


Of whicl 


service I 

I of till 

Abeam E. Yoder was born in Fairfield county. Ohio, January 
12, 1851. The last of August, 1864, he settled with his parents in 
Clearspring township. The greater part of his life lias been spent 
on the farm. Mr. Yoder is a carpenter and joiner by trade, and 
for several years past. Iins followed that vocation. February 6, 
1884, he was married to Melinda A., daughter of Daniel and 
Rebecca Musser, of Clearspring township. To this union two 
daughters are born. In the spring of 1892 Mr. Yoder was the 
nominee of his party for the office of recorder, to which position 
tie was elected the following fall, and since then has made La- 

Jacob Spear 
At the age of s 
county, settling 
1 i range county li 

only one of win 
war Mr. S[ ro 

l was born in Stark county, Ohio. Oct, 15. 1841. 
years he came with his parents to LaGrange 

i Springfield township, since which time La- 
been his home. August 6, 1862, he enlisted in 

he 88th Indiana Volunteers, and was in the 

try until .lime 17. 1865, when he was disel, urged 

(r Spearow was married to Marcslio L. Smith. 
ne from Canada in IS42. settling first at ('old. 
r at Branson, and finally at Orland, Steuben 
111-, and Mrs. Spearow two children were born, 
survives, viz.. Hattie L. After the close of the 
ollowed farming, was the nominee of his party 
spring ot 1888, and occupied the position two 

R. P. Dryer, son of N. li. and Mary A. Dryer, was born in 
Milford township. October 6th, 1858. His earlier years were 
spent on the farm In 1878 he commenced teaching school 
and taught four terms in Milford township. He then went to 
Ottawa, Kansas, where be attended school one term, and then 
taught eleven months in the town of Norwood. Kansas. Return- 
ing to Indiana he taught five terms of sol 1 in his native town 

ship; for three terms was principal of the school in the village of 
South Milford, and at the same time studied pharmacy with Di 
Dancer, continuing this study while clerking in a drugstore at 

Wolcottville. In the spring of 1885 he net,, Lalirauge and 

formed a partnership in the drug business with Chas. Allen. In 
March 18, 1886, he was united in marriage with Carrie E. Upson. 
of Milford township. To Mr. and Mrs.' Dryer two children arc 
born, viz . Laurent, aged five, and Virgie. aged three years. Mr. 
Dryer is now engaged iii the drug and stationery busiuess, in 
which he has an extensive trade. 

Dwight Welc 

• Drye 

born April 23, 1851). in Milford 

township, DaGrange county, Iud., 

eight children. His earlier years 

He attended the com rcial depar 

school, and graduated from that 
1878 he went to Nebraska, where i 
next five years, teaching school „ 
office. He commenced the study i 

mil U 

id ki 
f me, 

the oldest of a family of 
pent on bis fathers farm 
of the Valparaiso Normal 
it.,,1, April 12, 1877. In 
it the greater part of til.' 

eping books in a railr 1 

'cine at Beatrice. NebraS- 

ka. in 1882, following which he t, 

ik tl 

ree courses of lectures at 


1 to .Mi- 

s Emma Seal 

Ion. .,f Liu, 


ll have 1 

•e„ born to III 

•m, viz.. Alii 


3 S.. Dec 

19, 1889. In 

1888 Dr. 1) 





nd A. O. II. W. At the present time he is engaged exclusively i 
the practice of medicine. 

Robert J. Oliver, of LaGrange, was born October 24, 1837. i 

Springfield. Ohio, and the next year was brought by his parents I 

LaGrange county, settling in Johnson townshij what wo 

henceforth known as Oliver Lake. In 1859 his l.illic 
a farm two miles west of Lalirauge. but three years 

se, I 


The hotel is widely kn 

In It- 

L i 



i business, in which he 
In lssl he built the 
a store, and then con- 
til the winter of 1892 
quite successful under his 

James M. Preston was born February 17. 1835. at Youngs- 
town. Mahoning county, Ohio. He came to LaGrange county, 
hid., with his father, May 15, 1850, settling on a farm north of 
LaGrange. He has worked on the farm more or less all his life, 
and now owns 156 acres of land in Bloomfield township. Since 
1861 Mr. Preston has been dealing in pianos and organs, and now 
makes a specialty of those instruments. He. however, keeps on 
hand various other instruments and also sheet music, and caters al 
all times to the wants of his customers. September 15, 1857, Mr. 
Preston was married to Lockey J. Price, and to them were born 
three children, two of whom are living, viz., Ella E., now Mrs. 
Charles Grossman, and Frank B.. who manages the farm. 


Enoch George Machan is a native of Ohio, horn in Tusca- 
rawas county. July 7. 1S4.Y He was raised on a farm and received 
a common school education, after which he pursued Ins studies 
in the higher branches at the Fredericksburg Academy 
until l s, i5. when he left school find came with his father 
to LaGrange county. Since then he has been a resident of 
tile county, witli the exception of a year and a half spent 
,,, Kansas, from the spring of 1870 until the summer of 1871. 
He was unit,,! in marriage in April. 1871, to Miss Nancy A. 
McClasiey, daughter of Robert McClaskey, of LaGrange.' To 
.Mr. and Mrs. Machau were horn one son and two daughters. Mr. 
Machan has been engaged in school work ever since coming to 
LaGrange county, having spent fifteen years in this calling. He 
isnow serving his twelfth year as superintendent of the public 
schools. He has been one of the foremost workers in the effort to 
secure an equitable apportionment of the state school fund and 
thereby securing justice to all concerned. He holds high rank as 
an educator, and is one of the ablest superintendents of the state. 
The present high standing of the schools of this county is prin- 
cipally tine to his able and worthy efforts. They are second to 
none in the state in quality of work accomplished and in efficiency. 
Mr. Machan is a ruling elder of the Presbyterian church, of 
which he has been a member twenty-one years. 

Otis L. Ballon, one of our promineut attorneys, was horn in 
Saratoga county, New York, and removed with his parents, when 
but a small child, to Ashtabula county, Ohio, and again removing 
with the family to LaGrange county,' Ind., in the spring of 1869. 
settling on the firm in Bloomneld township now owned by the 
subject of tiii- sketch. Mr Ballon received an academic education 

in Ohio, and taught scl I there one winter term before coming to 

Indiana. Aft. r coming to Indiana he worked on the farm during 
summer nud taught school in winter. During this time he studied 
law until the March term, 1872, of the Court of Common Pleas. 
when he was admitted to the bar. He continued the study of law 
and working on the farm until June, 1875, when he commenced 

the practice of law. In INT'.I In- for d a partnership with A. G. 

Cutting, which was continued until the decease of Mr. Cutting in 
1881. since which time he has conducted business on his own 
account. Mr. Ballou was married February 28. 1869, to Miss 
Julia M. Curtis, .>f Ashtabula county. Ohio. To them three 
children have been born. viz.. Pardon D., Katie M„ and William 
0. Pardon D. is a graduate of the LaGrange high school aud is 
now a student of the Indiana Dental college at Indianapolis. Mr. 
Ballon takes pride in his connection with the educational inter- 
ests of the county. Aside from having been a teacher he was for 
nine successive years a member of the board of school trustees in 
LaGrange. a longer period than the same position has been 
occupied by any other trustee. 

John J. Gillette was born in Lorain county. O..on Christmas day. 
16M2, from which place he came to Noble county, Indiana, in the 
spring of 1847. In the autumn of 1831 he went to reside with 
Richard Green on a farm in Clenrspring township. LaGrange 
county. In October. 1861. Mr. Gillette enlisted in Company H. 
44th Indiana Volunteers, under Capt. Wm. B. Bingham. After 
serving three years, he returned home and rented Mr. Green's 
farm, which hecultivated. aud taught school during the winter season, 
nntil ls77. Mr. Gillette was married to Miss Jennie M. Church, 
of Onondaga county. X. Y.. October 24, 1S65. In the spring of 
1877 he purchased a farm near Woleottville. remaining there until 
tie- spring of 1SS4. when he removed to Nebraska, where he re- 
mained one year aud then returned to Wolcottville and engaged 
in the hardware business in company with F. P. Sanders. In 1886 
he was elected to the office of county auditor, to which office he 
s re-elected in 1890. Mr. Gillette has madea very efficient officer. 
: his duties with great acceptability to tile people. Two 
children were born to Mr. and Mrs Gillette. Grace L. I now Mrs 
P. P. Sanders i. and Almon R. 

John W. Hanan was born near Uniontown. Fayett untv 

Pennsylvania, July loth. 1860. He was the Hfth of a family of 
seven children. In 1864 his father and eldest brother lost their 
lives while in the service of the Union army. In the same year 
his two brothers and three Msters died from 1 1 Sects of diph- 
theria. His mother and himself were left with bin little means ,,f 
support, but by hard work and economy she was enabled to keep 
him in school until he could assist himself. At the age of thirteen 
years he came with his mother to Hawpatch. this county. He 

• lischar: 

worked on a farm during the summer season aud attended school 
in the winter. Atthe age of sixteen he commenced teaching school, 
with his earnings assisting his mother aud completing his education. 
He was soon able to command good wages. He became principal 
of the Orland High schools and Normal, which position he held 
for three years. Having passed the required examination he 
received from the state board of education a state license. During 
the summer vacation of the last four years of his school work he 
read law, first in the office of J. D. Ferrall, Esq. subsequently with 
Messrs. Drake & Merritt. He is engaged in the practice of his 
chosen profession in LaGrange with Hon. Robt. Lowrv. of Fort 
Wayne. Indiana, and has secured a good business. Mr. Hanan 
was united in marriage in March. 1879, to Miss Mary A., daughter 
of John S. Merritt. of LaGrange. and to the union has been born 
one son. Frank. July PI. 1881. 

Frank J. Dunten was born February 25th, 1865, in Bloomneld 
township. LaGrange county. Indiana. His earlier years were spent 
on a farm, where he became inured to the labor of farm life in its 
various forms. Mr. Dunten was for several years a teacher in the 
schools of the county, and afterwards clerk in a hardware store. 
He is a graduate of the LaGrange High school, class of '87. He 
studied law with Otis L. Ballou. He was admitted to the La- 
Grange bar in 1888, subsequently admitted to practice in the 
Supreme Court, and formed a partnership with James M. Kennedy 
inthepracticeofhisprofession. Since September, 1891, he has been 
engaged in the practice on his own account, with fair prospects of 
success. Mr. Dmiten was united in marriage to Miss Corn Roop. 
of LaGrange, May 15. 1890. 

Josiah T. Bowen is a native of Bedford county, Pennsylvania, 
born on the 7th day of July. 1819. His parents were Jacob W. 
and Rachel ( Kiteu )' Bowen. His father was a soldier in the war 
of 1812. Mr. Bowen went with hi- parents to Starke county. Ohio, 
iu 1820. He learned the clothiers' trade in Holme- county, com- 
mencing hi 1839. He was united in marriage to Mi.-s Catharine 
A. Garmire, a native of the > one county, and came to this county 
to reside in 1847. Mr. Bowen purchased eighty acres of timbered 
laud in Clay township which he Mild, and moved to Illinois in 1852. 
He remained there but a few months returning to LaGrange the 
same year. Purchasing 160 acres of land he built a log cabin and 
began improvements on the same. It is now one of the best farms 
in the township and has greatly increased in value. Mr. Bowen 
has served as Justice of the Peace and trustee of his township. 
He has recently purchased a residence property of D. W. Bower 
in the south part of town and has removed to LaGrange. The 
children are nine in number. Minerva, now Mrs. C. M. Barrows. 
Sarah (Mrs. Ben Giggy), Lucinda ( Mrs. Jonas Slack), Alvin W.. 
Mrs. Spencer Roy. Mott A.. Edith M.. [ Mrs. A. H. Johnston ). 
Morton E. and Frank B. 

John T. Sullivan • 
He came to the Unite 
in Rome City, Noble ( 
until 1878, when he ca 



ich, Canada, April IS. 186:1. 
•ith his parents, who settled 
Mr. Sullivan resided there 
3d to 

of La 


law with M. s-r> Drake A Merritt and with Joseph D. Feri 

He was admitted to the bar in April, 1885, and elected Prosecuting 
Attorney for the counties of LaGrange and Elkhart in 1888. serving 
two terms. Mr. Sullivan was united in marriage February 28. 1886. 
to Miss Eva Wight, daughter of Elias Wight, of Newbury'township. 
They have one child, a son. born August 5, 1890. 

Robert Wigton was born on Section 14. Clay township, La- 
Grange county, Indiana. November 19th, 1848. and resided with 
his parents, William and Emily (Holmes) Wigton, on that farm 
until the spring of 1865. He attended school at the LaGrange 
Collegiate Institute at Ontario, subsequently at Pittsburgh, Pa., 
and Fort Edward. N. Y. He resided four years in Accomac county, 
Virginia, and then returned to LaGrange, After serving a time as 
a clerk in a store, he purchased the old City Bakery which, with 
George W. Eyler as partner, he operated for about ten years. He 
has since been principally engaged in the grocery and warehouse 
business. Mr. Wigton was united in marriage to Miss Emma Beach 
in 1870, by whom he had five children, Julia, William, Edna, 
James and Bess. Mrs. Wigton died in 1885. In 1886 he was 
married to his present wife. -Miss Catharine Winkler. They have 
two children. Murle and Rebecca. As a business man Mr. Wigton 
has met with success, is a public spirited and enterprising citizen. 


Wm. Hudson, of the lumber firm of Win. Hudson & Son is a 
native of Ohio. He removed to LaGrange county, Iud., January 
after engaged in the lumber business, lie built 

15, 185 
the first s 
He was n 

AVni. Hudson & Son. 

Jacob S. Brown, one of the lead. 
LaGrange, was born in Allegany count 
his home became Huron county, Ohi 
LaGrange county. He engaged in the 
a mill at the Outcalt corners, but thi 
brother. He then engaged in the dm 
Ind., aud Green Springs. Ohio, and sub 
liis brother Adrian, entered the sami 
1869 he came to LaGrange and bom 

Hotel propertv and in 1S71 in comu 

age Nov 29, 1858, to Mi-- 1 isa Peck, 

rleyand Harriet Peck, early pioneers of 
Ir. Hudson removed to LaGrange in 1864, 
mously resided. In his busiuess enter- 
ssful. In the lumber trade, which has 
nisiness has been very extensive in the 
of the country, as well as the home trade. 
in > K Ruick, established the flouring 
1886 his son, Wm. B., became a partner 
trade, and the firm assumed the style of 

■s in the business life of 
N. Y.. in 1829. In 1831 
. and in 1854 became to 
umber business and built 
a years later sold to this 
business at Huntington, 

! ''l ilh in company with 

business at Elkhart. In 
it a part of the old Boyd 
father and 

hl " 1 ■' 'ted I he Brown'- lb .lei block. Tiiis handsome brick 

structure was destroyed by tire in 1S78. Subsequently he and his 
brothers budt upon the Bame site a row of business buildings 
known as Brown's Block, containing a hall long used as the opera 
house. Mr. Brown now conducts in this block one of the leading 
groceries. Mr. Brown was married in 1856 to Eli/.aheth Iic-ralnim" 
who died in 1863. They had two children, Nellie amlKittfe (Mrs! 
Ira White. ) Subsequently he was married to Sarah M., dam-liter 
of Dr. J. W. Chamberlain, of Elkhart. Tliev have two children 
Frederick J. and Caroline G. 

F. C. Blodgett. one of tin- leading young business men of 

LaGrange, was e Incated al this ,| and' began here the trade of 

tailor, which he completed at Chicago. He then" embarked in 
business .it Englewood, and met with success. But transferring 
bis inter, sts n> a brother, he returned to LaGrange and opened a 
merchant tailoring establishment which at once met with success. 

lie employe a large for f assistants and is crowded with orders. 

Ibereaiefew tailors as capable in northern Indiana. Precision 
aud promptness are his mottoes. 

Samuel G. Hoff, ex-treasurer of LaGrange county, is a native 
of Richland county, Ohio, Since the first year of his age he has 
been a resident of this county, coming with his parents in 1848. 
He was educated in the county schools, the Ontario institute and 
Eastman busiuess college. In 1872 he was elected treasurer and 
was re-elected in 1874. Since the expiration of his office he has 
mostly been engaged in teaching. Mr. Hoff was married in 1874 
to Ella, daughter of Rev. Jabez Shaffer. She died in 1882 and he 
was married in 1884 to Alice Morrison, who is also an experienced 

John Cox, ex-county surveyor of the county, was born iu 
Coshocton county, Ohio, in 1831. In 1851 he moved with his 
parents. George and Betsey Cox, to Lee county, Iowa, but returned 
lo Ohio in 1853. Taking an early interest in politics he voted the 
Free Soil slate ticket iu 1851, and uniformly afterward for the 
Republican tickets, .lime 13. 1861, he enlisted in Co. K 'Jllli 
Ohio V. [., and alter Hire,- vers service re-enlisted in Co. B. 9th 

regiment, U. S. V V. Hancock's ps. sen in ,hl ,bs,l,ar 1 as 

sergeant April t J. I •.,;.; ^ He ,, „,„.,pate,l ,„ t ...... . . . . battles and 

...-. nea 1.".. I Mt., and Mission Ridge. ' In 1877 he 'settled in 

LaGrange county and engaged n, farming and teaching In I--- I 
lie was elected sin vevor and served two terms. He was married 
in |s.V, ... Kate (i. Irwin, and they have five children living. 

Ethan A. Streeter.t pular young business man of LaGrange, 

.- a native of the countv, son of S. G. and Janet Stricter, of Clear, 
spring township. At vers of age he began work with 
G K. Hubbard in the uiauufa, -lure of beehives. Subsequently 
he entered the jewelrv business in the establishment of E. C. P. 

Show, and ... Seple, nber. lstll. opened ., jewelrv -l"ie of his own. 
which has since done a good and increasing business Ills si,, re 
is located in the Ellison bank building. 

Cassius M. Leib was born in this county January 11th, 1861. 
He received his education in the common schools of the county, 
LaGrange High school and DePnuw University. He began the 
work of teaching in the district schools. Among the rising young 
men of the county none hold a more conspicuous position than 
Mr. Leib, principal of the Lima schools, which position he has held 
for seven years, which speaks well in his favor. The school is iu 
high repute, which is due mainly to the efficiency of Mr. Leib. 
Graduates from this foliool can enter any of the state universities. 
He is very much interested in school work and has always been 
industrious in all his business employments. 

William B. Hudson, son of William and Louisa Hudson was 
bom in the town of LaGrange Jim.. 8th, 1865, and hi- native town 
has always been his home. He was educated in the LaGrange 

scl Is and afterwards completed a commercial course iii the Grand 

Rapids Business college. He acquired an interest in the lumber 
business with his father in 1886. iu which business lie is now 
engaged. November 15th. 1SS8. Mr. Hudson was united in mar- 
riage to Miss Lauiora G. Davis, daughter of Hezekiah Davis. 
deceased, and Sarah R. Davis, of Newbury township. To the union 
have been born two children. Their home is pleasantly located on 
Poplar street. 

Erving H. Guy, one of the enterprising young men of La- 
Grange, was born March 23, 1864. at Litchfield, Michigan. At 
nineteen years of age he began the carriage trimming trade with 
Tiffany Bros., of Jonesville. Coming to LaGrange iu 1888 
he entered the employ of B. F. Kuauss, with whom, and at 
Three Rivers, he has since been engaged. He was married August 
12, 1889, to Mary E., daughter of David Smith, deceased, of Clay 
township, and they have one son. 

P. N. Stroup. a native of Pennsylvania, was horn in 1830. 
When about, seven years old he settled with his parents in Medina 
county, Ohio, and there learned the trude of carpenter and joiner. 
At the age of thirty-three years he was employed in a planing 
mill. After the breaking out of the rebellion he engaged in get- 
ting out material for making gnu stock- and other war material. 
After the war closed he engage I .-xt.-iisiwlv in the lumber trade. 
Mr. Stroup came to LaGrange in the spring of ls7:j. and came iu 
possession of the present sawmill property aud continued in the. 
business under the firm name of P. N. Stroup it Co. until recently 
The busiuess is now entirely in his hands. Mr. Stroup has had a 
very large trade in his line, shipping to New York aud Boston 
markets, and furnishing lumber and other building materials in 
our home market, and in lb.- bii-iue— ,,f contractor and builder. 
He was united in marriage to Mi-- Martha A. Gregory, in New 
York. They have six children. MiloO., Carmi S.. Adelbert, Ells- 
worth P., Charles and .Mary. 

Major William B. Bingham, a native of Adams counlv. Penn- 
sylvania, was born Novemher 19, 1819. sou of David anil Sarah 
(Burns) Bingham. Both of his grandfathers cone to tins country 
prior to the revolutionary war and served the eountrv in that 
struggle. They were skillful iu the manufacture of sickles, then 
used for cutting grain, and were ordered by General Washington 
to return and engage in making bayonets ami swords for the use 
of the armv. Tliev made a small cannon which was captured at 
the battle of Brandywine and taken to England In lsjs Major 

Bingham emigrated to Richland , ty, Ohio, with his parents, 

and at the age of ten years was employed a- a mail carrier on 
horse back from Mansfield to the mouth of Black river, at that 
time a hazardous undertaking. Major ISnigl, ,„, served in the 

Mexico, war. cull-ting In the I' II, Ohio regiment, under Colonel 

Brough. He was lirst i ,,. a I Zacharv l'.„|..| . division on 

the Rio Grande, aud afterwards transferred to General Scott's 

command, and served lei Genera] .lone. II Lane until peace 

was declared He was married to Miss Marj Dille in 1849 They 

,""" i residents of LaGrange in 1855, and in partnership ,»U 

Jacob N.w, „:„, Mr Bingham eugaged in merchandise. Before 

the breaking out of the late war he bad a class formed and well 

drilled, so that in the first . .11 for volunteers he had men ready 

■.in. - P. Il.e front, he was 
g. Indiana Vol., ulcers, and 
il. At the battle of Fort 

oted Major of the 44th for 
on account of disability in 

bung .,,, Huldali I Mrs. 
]. William and Edward. 

elected capta 

gallant conduct. He was muste 
the spring ,,f |si;:; His child, 
N. A Sprang). Emma (Mrs. V„ 

Mr. Hissong served Eon 
discharged as First Liei: 
trade of carriage painti 
1866, lie was united ii 
photograph business nc 
8on was commenced in 
opposition and under u; 
cessful from the heginui 
the photographic trade < 
edged by the professio 

1 at North Liberty, Ohio. March 

rats to Elkhart county in 1846. 

r years in the late war. and was honorably 

itenaut of Ins company. He followed the 

ng until 18S1. On the 21st of January, 

I marriage to Miss Mary J. Oline. The 
»w conducted by George \V. Hissong and 
1881, in the face of strong and continued 
reat difficulties, but the business was sue - 
og. At the present time the firm controls 
if this section of the state, and is acknowl- 

II as Leaders in the art. In 1886 C. M. 
iik- -n under instruction and subsequently 

became a partner. During his father's protracted illness (the 
result of army service) Charles was the mainstay of the firm and 
the care of the family. The business is increasing rapidly, and is 
keeping pace with the demands upon it The firm is now making 
preparations to branch out and cover a more extensive field in the 
art of portrait making, and it is confidently expected to have in 
the near future one of the largest establishments in this line in 
the country. 

Prominent among the early settlers of La Grange county was 
Ralph P. Herbert, born in Fayette county. Pa., December 11th, 
1812. When a boy of eight or nine years he moved with his 
parents to Richland county. Ohio, and thence in 1835 to Lima 
township. November 25th, 1811. he was married to Sarah, daugh- 
ter of John McKinlay. Four children were bom to this union. 

Catherine A., wife of R. L. Gibson, John E., deceased. Henry M. 
and Elizabeth, deceased. Mr. Herbert became a resident of Clay 

township, ii] mil a farm adjoining the town limits, in 1854, and lived 

brick residence in LaGrange. 
al and industrious in hab- 
a. He and R. 8. Hubbard 
S72. and in 1874 he became 
k. His death death occur- 

there until 1886, when he built a tii 
He was a man of sterling integrity, fr 
its, and amassed a considerable fort' 
founded the first bank in LaGrange ii 
a stockholder in the First National Bi 
red April 11, 1892. 

E. A. Robinson, of LaGrange, is a native of the state of New 
York. Removing to Pennsylvania, he was ent^a^ed several years 
as telegraph operator and agent for the N. Y. L. E. & W. railroad 
company. Since lSSb" he has been a resident of LaGrange, having 
been married in 1880 to Hattie L., daughter of David and Eliza 
Smith, of Clay township. Mr. Robinson has established the La- 
Grunge Stock Farm, and is breeding standard-bred trotting horses 
of the most fashionable families, viz: 

Electioneer. 125; Nutwood. 2:18 ; , f ; George Wilkes, 2.22; Mam- 
brino Patchen, 58: Almoiit. 33; Pilot. Jr. 12. etc. The following 

th.- fa 

(fSoooe of 


xi^HE oldest town in LaGrange county is Lima. Here on the 
\gj north bank of Pigeon river, a tributary of St. Joseph "'du 
.5, Lac,'* on the southwestern verge of a beautiful prairie, two 
civilizations have had their homes. Long before the New 
Englanders came tin- Pottawotamies had here their village of bark 
and skius. which they called Mon^oquinong. a name that survives 
as the title of the prairie. This village had" ceased to be important 
Englanders came, and small bands of red 

were scattered alonu; the river, who 1 
until L839. About 18:53 the present n, 
Its early settlers, whose descendants a 
among the cities of the land, still in 
town. makiiiL' it a New England horn 
residences hallowed by family traditions and 1 
and avenues of old shade trees religiously preserved, 
the old home- nr-- In-.nitit'ul modern residences, furnished lavishly, 
for w>-;, hi, is one of the failings of Lima. Handsomely kept stores, 
in neat brick blocks, do a thriving trade. One of the leadiug insti- 
tutions is the Lim-i manufacturing company, organized with local 
capital, of which W. E. Robinson, G. W. Libey, Charles G. Nichols 
formerly and now his sons, are the moving spirits. It has a large 
manufacturing plant and sells the best of wind mills, the "'Queen," 
through all "pans of the United States. Here too is a fine High 
School, and the Howe Grammar school. The most beautiful 
prairie, river and hike sceuerv surrounds Lima. 

The Howe Grammar school 
under the rectorship of Rev. C. '. 
at Lancaster. Pa. Thirteen acres 
by John B. Howe, and a fund of gH 
inistry. The site of the 

ned to trade and hunt 
■ of the town was adopted, 
iome here, some scattered 
mce the character of the 
1 western prairie. Old 
i here, 

is opened in September, 1884, 
Spalding, D. D., late Rector 

' ad been bequeathed it 

by Mrs. Howe and ? 
and money was raised i 
Beginning in a resides 
year until a large grou 
new building of three ( 
is called Howe Hall. « 
' be -■ I. A L'reat bi 

idded fr 



s donated by Jan 

year to 
The latest 
as is all the group. 
e popular name for 
1 B. Howe, a library 

Charles Nichols and her sister Mrs. Gunther, of Chicago, 
has donated spacious grounds fortunes. Bishop 
isurts ground and resort at 
and the kindness of Mrs. 
itl\ assists the school. It is 
I is an assured success. Dr. 
rn so surely, is an 
if great influence 

by Mrs. 
S. P. w 

Knickerbacker has established a pie 
Twin Lakes known as Bishopthorpe, and the 
Howe and Mr. James B. Howe constantly assist* 
now beyond its early days of doubt and \s an ass 
Spalding, in whose hands the enterprise has gro 
experienced educator, of scholarly attainments, 
for good. 

Foremost among the citizens whom LaGrange county has lost 
in the past half century, is the Hon. John B. Howe, born at 
Boston. March 3, 1813. died at Lima. January 22, 1883. He was 
the son of Rev. James B. Howe, a graduate of Harvard, and of 
Sarah Badlaui Howe, daughter of General Badlam, distinguished 
in the Revolutionary war. He entered Trinity college at 16 and 
graduated at the age of 19 years, and then came west to the little 
settlement of eastern people at Lima. Here in the winter of 1833 
1 log cabin. After practicing 

law seve 


and Samuel P. Williams 

nk at. Li, 

studied deeply in finance, visiting 
sources of information. His resull 
books and pamphlets, now standard 
my of Great Britain, the United St 
and Industrial Fallacies, 7 ' " Momnnetalis; 
''The Common Sense of Money." etc., e 
theory of finance, which . the popular m 
approaching. He was married in 1846 to '. 
of New Hampshire, who survives. For he 
cent residence at Lima, which bee< 

and he subsequently 
ists elsewhere in bank's 
iresenti id Northeastern 
50 was a leading mem- 
In his later years he 
and exhausting many 
1 embodied in several 
Political Econo- 
ce," "Monetary 
id Bi-Metalism," 
lying a complete 
Is are gradual It 
Frances Glidden. 
built his magnifi- 

d Era 1 

eventually the property of 
■> d church. He and his brother James B. Howe almosl 
ilt the St. Marks church at. Lima. He donated $2,500 
Public School at Lima. Through his bequest was 

Portrait and Mew of Uate Residence of lion. John B. How 

liurnell Vault Lima Cemeterj . 

nuel liurnell and Wife 

Late Residence of Chas. <i. Nichols 

Cha.s. U. Nichols. 

founded the Howe Grammar School. Other munificent gifts per- 
petunte his memory. He was a devoted member of the Episcopal 
ng two half-brothers, Et, Kev. W. 

church. At his death h. 
B. W. Howe, Bishop of 
Lima. It was aptly sail 

1; with si 
I of Cod.' 

ch tender pity fo 



es B. Howe, of 
Ihe one quality, 

■ntcl nil he did 

heart and life ; 

Samuel Burnell, farmer and banker, late of Limn, was born 
December 24. ISM), in Yorkshire. England, the son „f William and 
Ann (Hnller) Burneli. Hi- came to America in 1829, and was 
joined at White Pigeon in IN.'III by his father and family. William 
Burnell settled at that town and died therein 1837, followed by 
his widow three years later. Young Samuel Burnell turned at 
once to the opportunities of the new country. In 1831 he pre- 
empted 160 acres on English Prairie and began tilling it. Next 
year he located 160 acres more, mid both tracts he continued to 
own. and for twenty-five years occupied as his homestead, with the 
exception of two i Ls:(t;.:i7 ) spent ns a contractor at -Milwaukee. In 
1858, with S. I'. Williams. John B. and James B. Howe and others 
he organized the Indiana State bank at Lima, which was afterward 
chnrteredns a National Bank, and still Inter made n private institu- 
tion with Mr. Burnell, the Howe brothers and S. P. Williams as 
sole owners. It was and is famed as one of the most substantial 
banks of Indiana. He was also a director of the First National 
bank of Sturgis, and engaged extensively in real estate transac- 
tions. In 1862 he removed to Lima, subsequently his home, and 
thereafter took more leisure, devoting some time to travel in this 
country, England and Prance. Hi- can erwas remarkable. Land- 
ing in New York with 826, he lived to gain great wealth. Settling 
in an uninhabited land, he lived to see it under the complete 
dominion of civilization. He was married April 1. 1839, to Mary 
.Mason, of English Prairie, a warm hearted and benevolent lady. 
Their children are Ella, widow of (' G. Nichols, born May B, 1840; 

, of 

Chicago, born September 1,1849. Jlr. Burnell died January 7, 
1889, his wife having passed away in the April preceding. 

of Limn is that of Charles 
vith the early history of the 

Rebecca , Craves) Nichols, 
lonnecticut removed to this 
amenta] in living the foun- 

the hist, 
(t. Nichols, one of a family identitie 
.county. He was a son of'Drusus a 
who not long after their niarri tge in 
county. Among those who were ini 
dation of the Protestant Episcopa 

-pastor of the same church fifty years, was the Rev. John Beach, 
grnndfnther of Drusus Nichols. Drusus Nichols operated the 
Mongo mill from 1831 to 1836, at one time owned a commission 
house in Fort Wayne and promoted the building of the Fort 
Wayne plank road. Charles G. was born in Litchfield county. 
Con. i.. S -j it, in i ,,-r 13. lollo, and was educated there. He engaged 
in fanning in Greenfield township until lb^O when he moved to 
Lima. In partnership with George Libey he conducted the 
foundry, and ho was prominent in the establishment of the Lima 
manufacturing company, of which he was n stockholder and 
officer, ind a warm friend of the Howe Grammar school. His 
holm- just east of Lim i. elsewhere illustrated, is one of the best in 

tin mty. and i- now occupied by his widow and children. He 

was married Ji 21. I860, to Ellen, daughter of Samuel Burnell, 

mi I six children were born to tin -in. Drusus (deceased), Mary, 
Charles S . S imuel B.. F. .Morse and Gnnther. Mr. Nichols died 
sudd, -nlv July 21st. 1890, ;, n d so lovable was his character that his 
funeral was in,' rable among such occasions of sadness. 

S. B. MeManus, wdio resides upon a farm near Lima, is the 
senator elect of LaGrange and Steuben counties for the general 
assemblies of 1893 and i'S9f>. He was in former years connected 
with the press of Fort Wayne and other cities, and contributes to 

several lending papers mid magazines. In poetry of child life and 

pastoral nature he ranks high. His ballad, "Papa, Pot will you 
Take for .Me." has been sung to many thousands of people by the 
famous Chaplain McCabe, the Methodist -'million dollar raiser." 
He is n worthy member of the literary fraternity LaGrange county 

claims, which' includes such illustrious names ns John B. Howe 
mid John McGovern. 


P. \V 

ablest final 

■iers i 

region. He 

is a 

Pigeon fro, 


seventeen y 

jars of 

famous gen 

era] si 

in, is widely known as one of the 
Indiana and southern Michigan 
s region, having come to White 
i native place, in 1*32. being then 
li came to Lima and founded a 

■ largest ever kept in the county. 
16 I acn - ,,f land, part of which 

■ in 1848 to 1855 he also owned a 

He was one of the founders of 

'">"■ <' ago, in 1833, was i, delegate to the River and Harbor 

convention at Chicago in 1847, was representative in tin- state 
legislature in KCiT. and was delegate to two Republican national 
conventions. In many ways he has been public spirited and 
generous. For many years he hns been one of the trustees of 
Wabash college; to which he recently made a donation of s2n.()nil 
He was married in 1843 to Miss Jane Hume, and five children 
were born to them. 

William H. Dutf, one of the leading young n 
and well known as mi educator, wns elei'ted in X 
the responsible office of Clerk of the Circuit Con 
born December 26, 1852. at Rochester, X. Y. i 
state until 1S72. when he moved with his parent 
settling in Greenfield township. During eighte 
been a teacher in the county schools and for "the 
has been the principal of the L : 


riet M. Keith, of Lii 

"f tin inity. 

mbcr. 1892, to 
it. .Mr. Dutf was 
ind lived in that 
fcs to this county. 
;en years he has 
past eleven veins 
Dutf wns married 

O. P. McKee, proprietor of the Lil 
known throughout the county as a suci 
enterprising citizen, was born in Monto 
tier 1, 1846. where he wns renred upon i 
teen years, when he accompanied his pa 
quently took a trip through the west. 
1873. Engaging in the contract trn, 
lumber ya 


id they 

i yard. 


■ssful business man ami 
r county. Peiin., Septem- 
farin to the age of nine- 
,'iits to Lima. He subse- 
Miiil returned to Lima in 
■ in I^s: J , fie added the 
Mr. .McKee 

is a carpenter by trade, and has followed the business successfully 
at different places. He was married November 2-1. 1S74. to Mary 
A. Smith, of Lima, and they have two children, Ray and Harold. 

ibott was born 
at Detroit and 

time he was mi engineer 
railroad. In 1«71 he set 
stage and mail route betv 
Abbott was married in 
Bethel. Mich. They line 

. both practicing ph; 

»la, » lending business 

e wns hoiiornhlv dh 
Eirried in Erie cow 
one son, A. L.. li' 

Yeagla held the 

son of Jacob aud 
who came to Erie 
born February G, 
in Co. G, Ultb 
battle of Atlanta, 

it leg, whirl, was 

rged February 8, 
Penn., to Mary 
; at Lima. Mi\s. 


Erie L-omitv oue term. Ho came to Lima in 1878, and engaged in 
the hardware business, in which he is at present engaged. Mr. 
Feagla's present wife was Miss Ella Crane, whom he married at 
Lima in lboM. They have one daughter. 

Prominent in the medieal profession of North 
sorge H. Davton. M. D.. of Limn. He has prac 
this county since IsiO. in which year he locat 
en a promising town. In 1ST!! he made his hotni 
s up to this time continued his practice, which hi 


as the doctor is extensively known as a skillful physician. He 
received a thorough literary education in the University of New- 
York, and after the study of medicine under the eminent Dr. Valentine 
Mott he was graduated in his profession. He was born at Newark. 
N. J., January 15, 1824, the only son of George C. Dayton, a 
descendant of .Ralph Dayton, who came to this country from Eng- 
land in 1673, The family is a distinguished one in the history of 
the country. Dr. Dayton was married to Louisa Thompson 
September 20, ISM. They have two children, George and Mary. 


rOLCOTTVILLE may be said to have been founded by 
I tamm Wolcott, Philo Taylor and L. L. Wildman. Mr. 
"" g interests, and about all the 

days. 1 

ated with business 
ruff, in the earlier 
been upon other 

i tin 

rail mad 

■essarv to lx'wv Woleottville a new birth 
town. In 1892 the'Detroit and Chicago Short Line ofthe Wabasb 
-\-t.iii w;i- f.'i.n-trncted through Woleottville, and the road has 
built spacious depots and sidings to accommodate an expected 

large traffic. This and the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad 
give Woleottville splendid railroad facilities. The lumber and 
saw mill establishment of Yeager & Son is one of the largest in 
the region. Our illustration catches only a glimpse of it. Re- 
cently the foundry of Morel & Son was established as a forerunner 
of development. A creamery recently built, burned and rebuilt, 
is helping in the work. A large number of thriving retail stores 
are in operation. The town has a good water power in the upper 
Elkhart river, now used by the flouring mill. Beautiful lake 
scenery surrounds the place. To the south is the famous summer 
resort. Island Park, and a short distance west one may start on a 
boat voyage of several miles through varied lake scenery. The 
-"■ir-tv iiud S'n-ial institutions of the town are of the best. 

Philo Taylor was born iu Connecticut in 1796. His wife. 
Orabell (Harmon) Taylor, was born in Vermont in 1795. They 
were married November 22. 1818. in Lawrence county, Ohio, The 
father of Philo was a native of England, who came to the colonies 
about the time of the revolutionary war. Philo learned the car- 
penter's trade and moved to Lawrence county. Ohio, where for sis 
years he was employed as a mill wright. He then moved to 
Portage county, and ten years later located at Woleottville, pur- 
chasing 320 acres of land, and becoming one of the early settlers 
of Woleottville. He was awarded many positions of honor, serv- 
ing one term as county commissioner. Socially he was a leader 
and he was prominent in the Baptist church. He died February 
16. 1*76. his wife having passed away June 13, 1850. As he was 
in his later days a portrait upon another page illustrates. The 
children of this venerated couple are Sylvester (deceased), Vanor- 
ris R.. who resides in the Noble county side of Woleottville. and 

has served his county in the legislature, O. B., Louisa M., else- 
where spoken of, William (deceased), and Henry L. 

Henry L. Taylor, now a prominent citizen of Woleottville. 
was bora in Portage county, Ohio, December 1, 1835. In 18b'7 he 
built a store in Woleottville and engaged in business with O. B. 
Taylor, who sold his interest two years later to 0. L. Woodruff. 
The latter partnership continued six years, when he engaged in 
the grain trade, with which he was occupied until 1889. building 
the uew elevator iu 1871. He has always been influential in public 
affairs, is active in the Baptist church, has been superintendent of 

the Sunday school fourteen i 
officer ofthe Island Park Assembly, 
siouer for the southern districl for 1 
He was married April 19, I860, to 
September 7, 1861, His present wife i 
ter of Martin L. and Laura A. Steve 
Villanova, Chautauqua county, N. Y. 
Charles H., Archie S., and Ruth. 


idiaii-. ■ ■ inity since 1882. 
lane Nicholson, who died 

Eliza J. Stevenson, daugh- 
son, born April 3, 1843, in 

They have three children, 

Prominent among the institutions of Woleottville and of the 
county isWildman's Exchange Bank, founded by Levi L. Wild- 
man in 18(3. Levi L. Wildman, a native of Litchfield county, 
Conn., bom January 25, 1821, accompanied his parents to this 
county in 1838, and was reared amid the privations of pione 

rth of Woleottville. He 

b i iking 

i the 



educated at the 
,'eral years before em- 
n business at Wrights 
lallville, and came to 
e mercantile business 
;. Before opening his 
id director ofthe First 
of earnest c 

Comers. Rome City, South Milford, Ke 
Woleottville in 1849 and continued in 
until 1866, and succeeded in all his ventui 
bank at Woleottville he was a stockholder 
National Bank at LaGrange. He was a 
tions, strength of character, and uprightness. In 1858 he 
elected representative in the (ieneral Assembly, and again received 
that honor in 18S4. Of the Baptist church he was a faithful mem- 
ber and a generous supporter. Mr. Wildman was married Decem- 
ber 31, 1851, to Louisa M., daughter of Philo and Orabel (Kent) 
Taylor. She was born June 13, 1829. at Brimfield, Ohio. When 
four years of age she was taken to Paulet, Vt., to live with her 
grandparents until 15 years of age. Her parents meanwhile had 
made a home at Woleottville, where she came in October, 1844. 
She received her education at the Ontario institute and at Fort 
Wayne college. She has been active in church work, acting as 
president of the W. C. T. U. and the W. F. M. S. To the marriage 
of Mr. and Mrs. Wildman were born four children, Angelina Gr., 
(Eva O. and William W., deceased), and Herbert H. Mr. Wild- 
man died July 12, 1892. 

Herbert H. Wildman, now conducting the bank, was born 
April 5, 18(50, at Woleottville. On reaching manhood he engaged 
in the grocery business. Soon after he and W. E. Yeager put in 
a general stock. Three years later he purchased the business and 
after continuing one year sold it to 0. L. Hall. He entered the 
banking business with his father in June, 1884, and in the fall of 
that year they built the bank building. At the death of his father 
the bank was bequeathed to him. He was married May 26. 1878. 
to Minnie C, daughter of Firman W. and Cynthia A. Parks, and 
they have four children. 




Hon. Levi L. Wildit 

Mrs. Louisa M. Wildn 

ite Residence of L. L. Wiltlman. and Exchange Bank, Wolcottville. 


O. B. Taylor, who was bovn in Portage county, Ohio, in 1827, 
began his business career as a clerk for Wildman & Taylor, then 
went into business at South Milford in 1852. Subsequently he 
went into business tit Wolcottville with Mr. Wildman as a partner, 
and in 1867 became a partner of his brother H. L., and finally a 
partner of 0. L. Woodruff. His career was eminently successful. 
In 1878 Mr. Taylor was elected representative of LaGrange county 
in the legislature, and re-elected, being instrumental in the passage 
of the drainage law. He moved to Tulare, California, in 1885. 
He was married to Catherine, daughter of Francis Henry. She 
died in California in 1889, and his son Frank in 18(11. He has 
living one sou, Albert H, a physician at San Francisco. 

One of the foremost industries of LaGrange county is the 
lumber mill of A. R. Yeager & Son, Wolcottville. The mill is 
completely equipped in every respect for a large business, and tiie 
extensive buildings arc illustrated on another page of this work. 
The firm was established in 1883, but Mr. A. K. Yeager has been 
engaged in the milling business for a much longer period. Andrew 
R. Yeager, whose name is familiar in the history of Wolcottville, 
was born in Lancaster county, Pa. His parents were farmers, and 
when he was eighteen months old the family removed to Portage 
county, Ohio, and resided at various places hi Ohio until they came 
to Wolcottville, February 15, 1814. At the age of twenty-one 
years Mr. Yeager engaged in the saw and grist mill business, in 
which he has passed a successful life, e lining prosperity and the 
confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens. During the last four 
years the firm has been extensively engaged in contracting and 
building in LaGrange and Noble counties. Mr. Yeiger was 
married July 18. 1854, to Rebecca M. Stroman, who died Decem- 
ber 18. 1858. March 10. 1861, he was married to Francis Shallower, 
of Wolcottville. Four children are living, Edwin. Dora A., John 
H. and Lorna. 

Edwin E. Yeager. junior member of the firm of Y T eager & Son, 
was born March 2. lSti'2. in Noble county, near Wolcottville. Since 
the age of one year he has been a resident of this county. In 1878 
Mr. Yeager began a business life as clerk for O. L. Woodruff, with 
whom he remained until 18S2. and since 1883 he has given his 
time efficiently to the building up of the extensive lumbering 
business of his firm. He was married December 13. 1886, to 
Catherine Myers, of Wolcottville, and they have one child. Harry 

Frederick Eugene Dickinson was born in Orange township. 
Noble county, Aug 31. 1853. Coming to LaGrange county when 
.■lie year old he has since remained in this county. He was early 
converted to the Christian faith and determined to enter the 
ministry and accordingly began to prepare himself for the work. 
Graduating from the University of Indiana in 1879 and from the 
13 iptist Union Theological Seminary in 188(1. he subsequently was 
stationed at LaGrange where he remained six and one-half years, 
but on account, of failing health the ministerial work had to be 
abandoned, and with his family he came to Wolcottville where he 
is now located. Mr. Dickenson has for some time been engaged 
in the manufacture of briek and tile, and has one of the best 
equipped brick and tile factories to lie found anywhere, the yard 
being north of Wolcottville and accommodated with a railroad 
siding. He manufactures both common and pressed brick. The 
pressed brick are produced by the dry process. The tile are first 
class and are in general demand. At his factory all sizes of tile 
are produced to twelve inch. The drain tile and the pressed brick 
are burned in down draught kilns. In brief the factory is com- 
plete and a credit to Mr. Dickinson and the county. He was 
married in June. 1879, to Miss Angie Wildman, of Wolcottville. 
They hnve had two children, Lena W. and Agnes Ruth. The lat- 
ter died March 14, 18112. 

Charles A. Pardee, of Johnson township, was born at Lee, 
Calhoun county, Michigan, Sept. 9, 1837. He came to LaGrange 
county when seven years of age. and with the exception of one 
year in Illinois and two years in Noble county has since been a 
citizen of this county. Mr. Pardee enlisted in the 44th Ind. Vol., 
October, 1861, and served until the close of the war. He enlisted 
in Company D, and was soon promoted to Hospital Steward. In 
this capacity he served on all the battle fields in which the army 
of the Cumberland participated. He was married Dec. 17, I860, 
to Miss Rachel Bower. 

Rev. Caleb H. Blanehard, a pioneer of northeastern Indiana,' 

urch of Wolcottville. was born 
endon, Vermont, son of Abel and Polly 
ativesof that state. The Blanehard family 
ed for six generations, Moses Blanehard. 
ngrated from France and settled in Rhode 
: to the Revolution. Caleb H. Blauchard's 
i the paternal side fought two years and a half 

and former pastor of the Baptist 
Dec. 11. 1817, at Clarendon, Vi 
(Howard) Blanehard. natives of tl 
in America can be traced for six 
the ancestor, having emigrated fr 
Island many years 
great-grandfather ( 

for our national independence, serving under General Gn 
during his Rhode Island campaign. Abel, father of Caleb H. 
was a man of integrity, and a consistent Christian. He died in 
1852. Caleb H. Blanehard in June. 1837. with his father's family, 
removed to Indiana, locating at Orland, where he engaged in 
clearing lands and farming, at which he worked until 1841. He 
married March S. 1S34. Elizabeth Zebra, a native of Pennsylvania 
She died July 12, 1841. Mr. Blanehard at the early age of thirteen 
years, became an active worker in the Christian' cause. He was 
baptized at Orland. March 20. 1839, and he engaged in theological 
studies and in public speaking, and was, at Orland, March 15, 
1841, licensed to preach the gospel. But feeling the disadvantages 
of limited education, he. at the age of twenty-four years, entered 
Franklin college, where he remained two years. He returned to 
Orland in 1843. and engaged in the missionary labor. Feb. 5, 
1845, he was ordained as a minister of the Baptist church, the 
emouy taking place at Jefferson Church. Noble county. Ind. 

The following April he received a call fi 
Wolcottville. a pastoral charge 1 
acceptability and success for forty years, 
services have been divided anion.' tin 
Creek. DeKalb county; Jefferson, Noble 
and Rome City. Noble county: Latham 
county. Mr. Blanehard 

i tie- Baptist church of 
filled with marked 
During thirty years his 
illowing places, Cedar 
anty; Albion, Brimfield 
ind Milford. LiGrange 
pioneer ministers of tiie 

3ded by a frame chun 
until that building becam 
erected Dec. 21, 1876, whi 
his forty vears ( thirty-six o 
ing and pastoral labors, be 

ithensteru Indiana. For many years most of the 
tell he held his services were log cabins. Such was 
Wolcottville: but the structure was in 1848 


id the 
many tin 

rratuituns. One 
vhich he traveled , 

usand and two funeral sera 
miles of travel, which laboi 
ar alone he attended fort 
■ thousand miles. In the nn 

1!, and a new building was 
x thousand dollars. During 
ire uninterrupted) of preach- 
g his charge at Wolcottville 
ferred to. with tiie necessarily 
lewaiid un worked ronds. he 
ttended by 
eeii almost 

itime he united 
Mr, Blanehard 
manner, and is 
gregatiou, lint with the 
sedingly versatile, ren- 
aflicieiit debater and a 
'fr-ssiunal labor he often 
•ator of the estates of 
ie benevolent acts are 

in marriage three hundred and niuety-fmu 
is of dignified presence, yet genial and fa: 
exceedingly popular, not only with his eo 
community at large. His talents are exi 
dering him a good conversationalist, an 
valuable counselor. In addition to his pr 
nets as financial agent, and as adminisl 
deceased members of his church. The 
ually performed without compensate a 
nth the foremost in advocating i 
improvements. Nov. 12, 1844, he 

of VanBuren, LaGrange county, Ind., a lady of education and 
natural endowments, an earnest worker with her husband. 

The Wolcottville Globe, the newspaper of the town, was 
established in 1890 by J. R. Leonard. It is a blight and newsy 
paper. Mr. Leonard was born at Wolf Lake. Noble county, in 
1861, and began the printer's trade at Ligonier in 188U. Going to 
Kansas in ltSSo he was there engaged in journalism, until 1890; 
when he came to Wolcottville. 
advancement of the town. 

Not often is a livery busine 

1 reform and public 
1 to Miss Whitney. 

rnest worker for the 

and so 
Mr. Vi 

idely known as that of David A. Va 

■ township. LaC 
nd in 1880, " 
The death of th 


s born 

e has 

who w 

i li> 
1, 1 

th his 



such solid foundation 
hn. of Wolcottville. 
. and has steadily 
of horses and firet- 
aud traveling pub" 
fuscarawns county, 


lie father, David B. Vaughn, 
subject settled at Wolcott- 
3d September 8. 1890. 


F. P. Sanders, one of the prominent business men 
county, was born at Auburn, DeKolb county, Sept. 
came to KendallviUe in 18<i'2, from thence to Milf( 
where he remained five years, then removed to ^ old 

he has since re 
the hardware I 
the business ir 
death, which » 
S. P. Sanders 
Banders, up fcc 

auditor of LaG 

II" Sanders 
state that under 



1st of January, 1880, he 
Ship continue 4^0] 

i fntlu 

of 18 

\ftor lhi> death of 

ras conducted br the firm, Gillette & 
tfr. Gillette's election to the office of 
in the full of 1886. Since that time 
proprietor. It is hardly necessary to 
management tiie business lins flour- 
ished and it is a fact that the amount of business done is not 
second to tlint of any firm in LaGrange county. Mr. Sanders was 
first married to Miss Ida Bender, now deceased. November 2 1, 
lsM. he was married to Miss Grace Gillette. They have two 
children, Harry and Rnssel. 

Prominent among the industries of Wolcottville is the Flour- 
in- Mill, the product of which is widely celebrated for its i 
■elleuce. The m 

vned by Westler and Cutler and operated 

bv the latter. Mr. E. A. Cutler is a miller of long e 
He was born at the neighborisg town of Same City . 
L854, but .-one to this at the age of - ran. He n 

education at the Wolcottville seminary, and at eightee 

age began Learning his trade with Westler and Axel, 
owners of the mill. Except two years in Michigan In 
here in the mill ever since. He purchased a half intere: 
21, 188] Mr. Cutler was married December 2, 1881 
Lizzie Gautt, of Wolcottville. and they have two childrei 


x| en 

, years of 
then the 
has been 
t October 
to Miss 

lawyer of Wolcottville. 
July 19th, 1865. His 

resident of 

ied to Miss 

iiss Eager is 

~~ .'Cook 


Edwin Or. Cook, ; 
was born in Yersinia, Cass county, 
father. Dr. D. S. Cook, a native of Ohio, beca 
Noble county in 1871, and here Edwin G. was m 
Clarie E. Eager, of Edgerton, Ohio. April 22, 1888. 
the daughter of George E. Eager, an eminent r 
was admitted to the bar and in March. 1S92, located i 
where he is enjoying a lucrative business. 

The Commercial House, of Wolcottville. is widely known 
among the traveling public for its substantial conveniences, com- 
fortable rooms, and elegant table service. Recently thoroughly 
refitted and in effect rebuilt it is commodious and well furnished 
to a degree seldom met with in larger towns. The house is owned 
and is under the direct management of Mrs. Mary Alger, whose 
thorough acquaintance with the business and genial hospitality 

John C. Scheffler, 
ville, was born in Gen 
try at the age of six yei 
Ohio. Afterwards he 

makes every guest welcome and his sojourn enjoyable. During 
the construction work of the Wabash railroad the Commercial 
House was headquarters for the engineers. Mrs. Alger has been 
in business at Wolcottville and at LaGrange, formerly in the 
millinery trade, for a considerable time, and has met with success. 

one of the leading business men of Wolcott- 
oany, Feb. 4, 1848. He came to this coun- 
irs and settled with his parents in Cleveland, 
moved to Greensburg in the same state 
nanhood, and at the Greensburg academy 
acquired his education. In 1861 he came with his parents to 
Indiana and settled in Noble comity. In 1864 he enlisted in the 
First Indiana Heavy Artillery. Co. A, and served till the close of 
the war as a gallant soldier. Afterwards he attended for two years 
the conservatory of music at Oberlin, Ohio, and taught eleven 
terms. He engaged in the mercantile business in 1877, and now 
has a thriving trade in drugs and groceries. He was appointed 
postmaster by President Harrison. 'Mr. Scheffler was married in 
June. 1877. to Miss Mary S. Snyder, who died June 20, 18410. In 
June, 18112, he was married to Miss Delia Newhouse, of Valentine. 
Samuel Yeager, a well known business man of Wolcottville, 
engaged in the furniture trade, embarked in this business about 
two years ago. but his enterprise and business methods have built 
up a good patronage. Mr. Yeager was born March 21, 1835. near 
Akron. Ohio. When he was aged ten years his mother died and 
he made his home with his sister until fourteen, when he went to 
Evausport. Ohio, which was his home until he came to Wolcott- 
ville in 1855. After working here as a farmer two years he 
returned to Evansport and was married July 1, 1858. to Martha 
Snyder. Returning to Wolcottville November 11, 1889, he was 
engaged with his brother, A. R. Yeager, and Son. two years. He 
then engaged in the furniture trade with C. K. Ackerman, Mrs. 
Martha Yeager died May 17, 1889, at Evansport. Ohio. 

W. H. Harrah, one of the leading insurance men of the county, 
was born June 30. 1831. at Wrightsville, York county. Pa., and at 
years of age moved to Wellsburg, West. Virginia, upon a 



ved hi 

iducation at Cii 

taught by 
quentlv i 
in 1862, 
He begi 



miati, at Bethany colleg 
is graduated at Bacon's 
1851. He resided subse- 
Iowa, returning to Ohio 
ville in November, 1882. 
Farmers company 
ed October 

with the Ohio 
1879 and has been quite successful. He wa 
29, 1856, to Phoebe L. Segley, at Medina. Ohio, and they have 
three children, two sons and a daughter, all ( 


HE i 

^ina! plat of Shipshewaua. now the main town on the 
i and Sturgis branch of the Lake Shore between the 
^IT termini named, was recorded by Hezekiah Davis. January 18 , 
■ 1889. April 4, 1881), the plat of the first addition by Abram 
Summey was put on record. Davis's first addition fallowed May 
.">. 1^*0. Summey's second. January 5, 1891, and Summey's third, 
December 19. 1891. Davis's second is a recent addition. The 
town grew as by magic after the completion of the railroad, and 
with good reason, for it is surrounded by a magnificent agricultural 
country, and ten to eighteen miles from any other considerable 
town. It has handsome brick business blocks, neat residences, 
and is in every way a thriving town. Conspicuous is the three- 
story brick "'Davis Hall.'" in which is situated the Shipshewana 
Bank, established by Hezekiah Davis, of which Sarah R. Davis is 
now president and Francis EL Halbert, cashier. Opposite is the 
Hotel Davis, a fine brick structure, well furnished. Other good 
business buildings are near. On the west side is the handsome 
Summey block, and a hustling business street, due to the spirit and 
enterprise of Abram and John E. Summey. A fine brick Method- 
ist church is a monument to the devotion of its builders. The 

jfacturing establishment of Farver Broth, 
aportant in any town, and recently tl: 

Hawks Manufacture 

Company of Goshen, has established a large mill here. The tovi 
has a population of over oUO. and keeps up a steady growth. It 
an important shipping point for lumber, live stock and grain. 


Hezekiah Davis, one of the most prominent and wealthy 
farmers of Northern Indiana, was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
in October 9, 1825, died Sept. 26, 1891. At the age of ten he came 
with his father, Amos Davis, to Newbury township, settling on 
section 19 about 1881. Amos Davis built the second saw mill on 
the river, was the first justice, surveyed roads, for thirteen years 
operated the Greenfield mills, sat on the bench as associate judge, 
and in the legislature. Hezekiah Davis was a tremendous worker 
all his life. He saved 8400 out of the scanty days wages of those 
days, bought land, and kept on buying laud until he owned 1,400 
acres, and had about $50,000 at loan. He was county commissioner 
during the building of the new court house. He did much to 
bring the Canada and St. Louis railroad to his neighborhood, hav- 
ing faith in the town then unborn. Then lie laid out the first plat 
of Shipshewana, and boomed it. With undaunted faith he built a 
three story business block and a fine brick hotel. He was married 
April 10, 1854, to Sarah Reynolds, a worthy companion, who sur- 
vives, and seven children were born to them, Emma F. (wife of 
John J. Keightley), Sam G., Eugene, Warren H., Niles R. (de- 
ceased), Lamora G. (wife of W. B. Hudson), and Hewlitt. 

One of the men whom the historian will count as the founders 
of Shipshewana is Abrani Summey. He was born in York county, 
Pa., in 1827, and came after a short sojourn in Elkhart county in 
1851 to this township. With 8280 capital he bought 80 acres. He 
now owns in the township 377 acres, and his son John E., 173 
acres. He has achieved a worthy prominence in public affairs. 
He was married to Rachel Chambers in 1850. and they have had 
nine children. Mr. Summey occupies a pleasant home west of the 
town, and has a valuable farm devoted to general agriculture and 
stock raising. He and wife are members of the German Baptist 

One of the leading manufacturing firms of the county is that 
of Farver Bros., builders and contractors, Shipshewana. John 
Farver, senior member of the firm, was born June 6, 1857, in 
Holmes county, Ohio, and came to Indiana in 1863, settling in 
Newbury township. In 1884 he and his brother William entered 
into partnership as builders and contractors, and by ability, honesty 
and fair dealing have gained the confidence of the people. Their 
manufactory, mill and yard cover about two acres of laud and is 
equipped with the latest improved machinery appertaining to their 
business. About twenty men are employed in this thriving estab- 
lishment. The firm enjoys to a remarkable extent the confidence 
of the public, and does an extensive business. William Farver, 
junior member of the firm, was born in Holmes county, Feb. 7, 
I860, and came to this state with his parents at the age of three 
years. The Farver brothers are enterprising, public spirited men, 
and valued as such by the community. 

John E. Summey, a prominent farmer and business man, well 
known throughout the county, was born in Newbury township 
Sept. 14, 1850, the eldest son of Abram Summey. He has a splen- 
did farm of 300 acres under a tine state of cultivation. His farm 
residence is a model of beauty and neatness, and his ample barns 
are models of farm architecture and convenience. He was married 
to Mary E. Wolf, daughter of Allen I. Wolf, one of the early 
settlers of the township, and they have four children, Milo A., 
Stella I., Effie C. and Burns H. He is the only living son of 
Abraham Summey, one of the early settlers and influential men of 
Newbury. Mr. Summey is deeply interested in the welfare of 
Shipshewana. where he has extensive interests, and his efforts have 
lidded materially to the growth and prosperity of that thriving 
town. His business block first erected, was destroyed by fire, and 
was at once rebuilt better than before. 

Hewlitt Davis, the youngest son of the late Hezekiah Davis, 
was born in Newbury township July 2, 1871. He received a 
thorough education at the Latirange high school and business 
college at Cleveland, Ohio, and enters business life well equipped 
for a successful future. He has a tine farm of 240 acres and exten- 
i Shipshewana. 

Valentine D. Weaver, a well known young business man of 
Shipshewana, is a native of Newbury township, born July 29, 1869. 
He is a graduate of the Valparaiso normal school, of the class of 
1891. After graduating he entered upon the duties of book-keeper 
and general manager for Farver Bros., builders and contractors of 
Shipshewana. Mr. Weaver takes a great interest in public affairs 
for so young a man, and enjoys the confidence of his employers 
and the public. 

Samuel S. Eash, a progressive farmer and business man of 
Newbury township, was born in that township May 6, 1856. By 
practical business methods he has acquired a competence that few 
men possess at his age. He has been twice elected trustee of his 
township, carrying it by a larger majority than it was ever carried 
before. He is situated one mile south of Shipshewana, on a fertile 
and well managed farm. He is also carrying on an extensive grain 
business in town, buyiug and shipping wheat, also exchanging 
flour and mill feed. 

Win. H. Weaver, principal of the Shipshewana school, was 
born July 15, 1858. in St. Joseph county, Indiana. Thence he re- 
moved to Vanburen township, where he now has his home. He 
was married Oct. 7, 1882, to Flora J. VanDorstau, and they have 
one child, J. J. Mr. Weaver is a carpenter as well as a thorough 
teacher, working at his trade in summer. He was the candidate of 
his party for sheriff in 1890. He is highly respected by a wide 
circle of professional and social friends. 

John B. Weaver, postmaster at Shipshewana, was born in 
Richland county. Ohio, September 20. 1853. At seven years of 
age he came west with his parents, locating in St. Joseph county, 
Indiana. In 186S, they removed to Vanburen township, where his 
parents now reside, Mr. Weaver was married Jan. 25. 1<S74. to Marian 
Schrock, and they have had seven children. Charles, Wilbert, 
Francis, Marvin, Cora, Florence and one deceased. Mr. Weaver 
embarked in the drug and grocery business at Shipshewana in the 
spring of 1892, and has a neat and tasty store with a full line of 
goods. He received his appointment as postmaster, July 1, 1892. 

Warren H. Davis, one of the leading business men of the 
county, was born in Newbury township, March 3. 1860, and resided 
on the home farm of his father, Hezekiah Davis, until 1889. when 
he embarked in the hardware and implement business in which he 
continues. He also has farm interests to the extent of 32D acres. 
well improved with tine buildings. He was married Dee. 22. 1881, 
to Carrie Keasy, and they have three children, Howard, George 
and Verne. Mr. Davis is a typical business man, active, pushing. 
cool and discreet, and by strict integrity and an unusually extens- 
ive stock of goods, has gained a great trade. 

Francis H. Halbert. cashier of the Bank of Shipshewana. is 
one of the prominent citizens of the county. He was a gallant 
soldier in the war. enlisting in Washtenaw county. Michigan, and 
serving until wounded at Cold Harbor, causing the loss of a large 
part of the bone of his upper right arm. In 1884, having been a 
resident of Newbury township for ten years, he was elected county 
treasurer, an office he filled with credit two terms. Previously he 
had tilled the office of township trustee three terms. While a 
resident of LaGrange he aided in the erection of the Methodist 
church there, in connection with which Ins portrait appears in 
this work, and at Shipshewana he has taken an active part in the 
erection of the new church. He is an enterprising and valuable 

Daniel D. Weaver, an enterprising business man of Shipshe- 
wana. was born in Cambria county, Pennsylvania, February 15. 1865. 
He came with his parents to Indiana at the age of four years, settling 
in Newbury township. His youth was spent on the farm. Three 
years ago he moved to Shipshewana and entered the livery busi- 
ness with John Kautfman, continuing one year. He then sold his 
livery and with his partner entered the drug business. They have 
a well-appointed store and a very flattering trade. Mr. Weaver 
was married March 14, 1891, to Eliza Schrock, and they have one 
child. Mr. Weaver was elected constable when he arrived at the 
age of twenty-one, and has served continuously ever since. 

po&ffe Clifford. 

fHE first pint of Smith Milford i 
The town flourished before tin 
beeu maintained here ever sinci 
the building of the Wnlm-h . xi 
important point, new life is springing 
Nichols' addition was recorded Decei 

■corded in June, 185(5. 

, and good stores have 

beginning. But with 

n. of which it is to be an 

As evidence of this, 

irde'd December 8, 1891, and Dancer's 

be town is well situated, with the rich 

Ithy Brushy Prairie and part of Noble 

It' has a hospitable, intelligent popula- 

is bound to improve. There are good 

> and manufacture. 

John X. Strayer came to Indiana in 1849 and settled on sec- 
tion 10 in Johnson township, and in LaGrange county he has since 
remained, with the exception of the time spent in the army. Mr. 
Strav.r was born Nov. 8. 1834, in Logan county, Ohio, where he 
remained till he came to Indiana. He enlisted at Chicago, Sep- 
tember. 1861, in the McClellan Drnggoons. and was with General 
McClellan till he was relieved of command. Then they were made 
a part of the 12th Illinois Cavalry, and so served until discharged 
at Donaldson. Ky.. December. 1804. Mr. Strayer went into the 
mercantile business at Wolcottville in company with Jonathan 
Law in I860. They came to South Milford in 1872. He remained 
in company with Mr. Law till 1883, and since that time Mr. 
Strayer has managed the large business alone. He has recently 
built an elegant residence in South Milford. Mr. Strayer has a 
lively interest in all public enterprises, and is one of the stock- 
holders, and superintendent of grounds, of Island Park Assembly. 

Harmer M. Newnam. M. D„ the present trustee of Milford 
township, is one of the leading physicians of LaGranire faulty 
He attended college at Danville. Ind\. and tau.dit school for a short 
time, when he began the study of medicine in 188'2 with Dr. 
Dancer at South Milford. Graduating from Rush Medical College 
in the spring of 1880, he formed a partnership with Dr. Dancer 
and began the practice of medicine in the village of South Milford. 

He at once became popular as a physician and a citizen, and in the 
spring of 1890 was elected trustee of Milford by a handsome 
majority. He at once began the systematic improvement of the 
public roads, which has placed Milford at the head of the county 
in this respect. Dr. Newnam was born in this township March 4. 
1801. He was married to Miss Kate Dancer in October, 1886. 
They have two children: Belle M. and Iris P. 

John Dancer, M. D., was born Oct. 0, 1830, in Ashland county. 
Ohio, and in 184S came with his parents to DeKalb county, Ind. He 
began teaching in 1849 to defray school expenses and began the 
study of medicine with his brother William at Auburn 
in 1851, but upon the death of the latter went to Lisbon to study 
under Dr. Bicknell, with whom he remained 13 months. After a 
short practice at Auburn he located permanently at South Milford. 
He completed his course at Rush Medical College in 1859. In 
1S05 and 1807 he attended the same college and during the winter 
of 1872-73 was at Jefferson and Bellevue Medical Colleges.. He 
has served as trustee of Milford township several terms to the 
general satisfaction. Socially he is popular and professionally is 
regarded throughout this and adjoining counties as a man of 
scholarship and ability. He was married Oct. 14. 1800, to Isabel 
H. Hodges. They have had eleven children: Maggie D., Hattie M. 
( deceased ). John M. (deceased). Kate J., Frank A. (deceased). 
James A. (deceased), Charles W., Gratia I., Edna, George W. 

Daniel Wert was born Nov. 18, 1828, in Stark county, Ohio, 
where he remained till 24 years of age. In 1854 he came to 
DeKalb county, Ind.. and thence moved to Elkhart county, where 
he remained one year, and then came, in May, 1857, to Milford 
township, where he has since remained. He has farmed but little 
but has made the manufacture of lumber his business, and followed 
it till a few years ago when be came to South Milford. He was 
married to Miss Eliza M. Miller. March 19. 1854. They have had 
seven children, of whom four are living. Mr. and Mrs. Wert are 
both members of the Church of God. 


GTaWPATCH, though it has loug beeu a postoffiee, and the 
I J site of some merchandise, is practically a new birth, due to 
(<S) the influence of the Wabash railroad extension. The origi- 
nal plat of the town was recorded December 9. 1891. Re- 
cently \'- J >~) ,ii.Tfs have been purchased south of this by the Indiana 
Improvement company and its platting in town lots is uow in 
progress. The towu is situated in a must fertile region, has a wide 
territory to supply, and except on the south is remote from any 
large town. It has a brilliant future, as its founders firmly believe. 
There is already not a little mercantile and professional business 
done here, and rapid growth will occur during the next two or 
three years. This town socially has been under the influence of 
New England and Western Reserve sentiment, and one of its most 
important features has been the Sycamore Literary society, at 
whose hall famous lecturers have met appreciative audiences. 

Jonathan Zook, deceased, was born Feb. 9. 1838. in Lancaster 
county. Penn. In 1*65 he settled in Noble county, buying a farm 
of 100 a.-res. and the following year was married to Lydia E., 
daughter of Solomon Lantz, of Noble county. Mr. Zook, in 
connection with farming, was always interested in machinery, 
being a^ent fur wind win-els for a number of years in Hawpatch. 
In 1863 he invented the Zook self-opening gate, which he manu- 
factured several years. In 1881 he built a handsome hrick house 
(herein illustrated) at Hawpatch, also a store building and other 
improvements. At that time there were only a few buildings in 
the village. In 1883 his health failed him and he never regained 
it He died Sept 23, 18<J1. 

John Keini. prominentlv associated with the history of Haw- 
patch, was born in 1841 in Holmes county, Ohio. In 1861 he 
came to the Hawpatch and bought the saw mill of Hostetter & 
Hudson, which he carried on sixteen years, in the meantime estab- 
lishing a store which he has developed into a large business. 

J. J. Yoder, one of the business men of Hawpatch, was born 
in Wayne county, Ohio, in 1833. and came to Indiana in Septem- 
ber, 1864. For seven years he has been engaged in business, one 
year at Ligonier and six at Hawpatch village. He conducts a 
large business in hardware and groceries, and lias the confidence 
of his patrons. He was married in 1837 to Miriam Stutzman, of 
Fairfield county, Ohio. He was elected trustee of Clearspring 
township in 1890. 

Prominent among those who have worked indefatigably for 
the building of the Wabash extension and the progress of Haw- 
patch is J. N. Babcock, who is pleasantly situated upon a farm 
just north of the original plat. He is a practical farmer, having 
gone in debt for his land and paid for it from its produce, and at 
the same time has been a leader in social life. In politics he has 
been prominent. In 1890 he was his party's candidate for congress 
for the Fort Wayne district, but could not overcome the heavy 
odds against him. He has taken a leading part in the Farmers" 
Institutes in many parts of Indiana and is in frequent demand as 
a speaker on agricultural and political topics. Mrs. Babcock is a 
daughter of the late Orvin Kent, one of the leading early settlers. 

John B. Nichols 

Airs. Adaline M. Nichols. 


H. J. Evans, u merchant at Hawpatch, was horn in Elkhart 
county, Inch, Feb. 13, 1864. His father, Levi Evans, was a car- 
penter and farmer,' and our subject followed farming with him 
until his marriage, March 23, 1890, to Etta A., daughter of Charles 
Ellsworth, of Newbury township. In 1891 he conducted a boot and 
shoe store in LnGrange. and in July of the same year he removed to 
Hawpatch, where he now conducts a successful general store, 
dealing mainly in groceries and boots aud shoes. 

David T. Miller, in business at Hawpatch, was born July 23, 
1839, in Holmes county, Ohio, Mr. Miller lived on the farm until 
eighteen years of age, when he came to Ligonier and clerked there 
with several different firms for fourteen years. In 1874 he moved 
to Grand Kapids. Mich., and was in the lumber and mercantile 
business for eleven years. In 1888 he moved to Rome City, Ind., 
and conducted a store until the spring of 1892 when he removed to 

Hawpatch and is at present conducting a successful dry goods and 
boot and shoe store :i\ that plarr. He was married Oct. Ill, lsiid. 
to Mary A., daughter of Judge Wm. Skillen, of Ligonier, and they 
have three children, Frank, Fanny and Leland. The former is 
married and in partnership with his father in the mercantile 

Menno J. Miller, of Hawpatch village, was born in Elkhart 
county, in 1868, and when two years old came with his family to 
this county. In March, 1889. he began work in Holmes county, 
Ohio, and on November 25, 1889, was married there to Leah 
Wengerd. After her death August 8, 1890, he quit farming, re- 
turned to Indiana and embarked in the jeweler's trade which he 
has since followed at Hawpatch. He also acts as deputy post- 
master at that place. 


Valentine L. Schrock, one of the leading mill men of the 
county, is located at Emma, in Newbury township, and is busily 
engaged in custom work, purchases timber, and manufactures 
lumber of all kinds, furnishing lumber ready for use in building. 
He also runs a feed mill, doing first class work, and in all his lines 
of work is deserving of the generous patronage of the public. Mr. 
Schiock was born in Somerset county, Pa., iu 1845. Going to 
Iowa in 1866, he gave some attention to carpentry, and in 1867 
first, engaged in the lumber business in Elkhart county. He bought 
his saw mill in this township in 1873, and has since managed it 
successfully. Mr. Schrock was married in 1869 to Mary Troyer, 
and seven children have been born to them, Anna H. (deceased), 
Aaron H., Andrew J. , Adelines., Alice L., Amasa W. (drowned 
Dec. 26, 1890) and Allen T. 

Aaron A. Hershberger, who is in business at Shrock, was born 
in I860, near New Carlisle, Holmes county, Ohio. His father, 
Abraham H., was a cabinet maker by trade. Aaron worked at the 
same trade part of the time. In 1885 he came to Indiana and 
located in Newbury township, working on the farm and teaching 
school six years. He was married June 5. 1890, to Linda, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Kendle; of Holmes county. Ohio, and then bought a 
farm of 40 acres in Newbury township. Two years later he sold 
the farm and bought the general store at Shrock postoffice in 
August, 1892. It is the only store iu the village and Mr. Hersh- 
berger enjoys a good patronage from the people of the surround- 
ing country. 

Uriah J. Hostetler, a well known merchant at Emma, was 
bora in Holmes county, Ohio, in 1861, son of Moses J. Hostetler, 
a farmer. When two years old Uriah's parents moved to Eden 
township, where they have since lived. Mr. Hostetler followed 
farming until the spring of 1891, when he purchased a general 
store at Emma, where he carries a full Hue of groceries, dry goods, 
boots and shoes and everything usually found in a country store. 
He was married May 6. 1883, to Sylvia A., daughter of Harvey 
Trough, of Newbury township, and they have a son and daughter. 
Mr. Hostetler is a member of the Mennonite church, aud his wife 
is a member of the German Baptist. 

Charles Seybert, who does a thriving mercantile business at 
the station which bears his name, was born in Pennsylvania, April 
30, 1856. He was brought to this state at the age of two years by 
his parents, who settled in Lima township. He commenced in 
1889 his business at Seybert station, which has from a small 
beginning grown into a general store of ereditahle dimensions, well 

stocked with goods. Mr. Seybert was appointed postmaster three, 
years ago and is the present incumbent. His agricultural inter- 
ests consist of a small farm of 60 acres, well cultivated, with fine 

buildings, showing that it is not necessary to ( 
be comfortably situated. 

J. J. Shrock, M. IX, is c 
of the county, with an extei 
postoffice. He was horn in 
reared on a farm, and follow 
was graduated at the Westt 
Coming to LaGrange county 
practice of his profes 

Charles B. Hagerty, of the firm of Hagerty Br. 
VanBuren township, .tune 28, 1858, ami is livini 
wkjch was his birthplace. His business was Eai 
entered into partnership with his brother in 1887. I 
Dec. 11, 1881, to Clara, daughter of Peter Moak, of 
they have two children, Ethel and Louisa. The 

i large farm to 

Res. rve Medical College in 1.^87. 

the fall of that year he began the 

i which he has been notably successful. 

popular b 

place and has a thriving trade. 

is bora in 
he house 

until he 
s married 

Hagerty Bros, is the title of an en 
of VanBuren, having a general store 
of goods, consisting of dry gomls, n 
everything that is found in a first clasf 
one of the firm, was born in VanBurei 
of James Hagerty. one of the oldest 
came to VanBuren in 1834, and was oi 
peace, serving sixteen years. He had 
B., Ida A. and Emmet B., the subjec 
B. was married to Josephine, a dam 
January, 1892. He embarked in bus 
alone until 1887. when his brother be< 

M. C. Schrock. a business man lot 
Somerset county, Penu., February 16. 
family to Iowa when he was quite y< 
when he came to Indiana and work* 
Emma. After he had worked in the 
in mercantile business, opening a gen 
meneing in one small room with a lin 
now a well equipped store of two larg 
with dry goods, groceries aud hardwai 
having held that office for two years, 
progressive citizen. 

terprising firm in the village 
and carrying a great variety 
roceries, hardware, in fact 
i store. Emmet B. Hagerty. 
i township. July 3. 1862. son 
settlers of the county, who 
:ie of the first justices of the 
four children. Edwin, Chas. 
t of this mention. Emmet 
rhter of George Walters, in 
iness iu 1882, managing it 
•nme his partner. 

.-a ted at Emma, was born in 
ompanied his 
ig until 1886, 
I in a saw mill situated at 
nill one year he embarked 
ral store at Emma. Coni- 
ted stock of goods, he has 
rooms completely stocked 
He is also postmaster. 
He is a public spirited and 




John B. Nichols, son of Samuel and Sarah I Shepardson ) 
Nichols, was born in Vermont, Nov. 2, 1805. Our subject was one 
of a family of six children. In 1833 he went to Monroe count}'. 
Mich., where he purchased sixty acres of land which he subse- 
quently sold for a considerable advance over the purchase price, 
but through one of the wild cat banks which was organized about 
that time, he lost nearly all of his property. In 1840 Mr. Nichols 
located permanently iu Milford township. October 7, 1838, he 
was married to Adaline M. Bartlett, of whom mention is elsewhere 
made. Mr. Nichols was one of the active regulators. By industry 
and careful management he accumulated a very comfortable fort- 
une, and was respected as a worthv and substantial citizen. He 
died April 9. 1887. His wife, who still survives him, is highly 
esteemed by a large circle of friends. 

Samuel A. Bartlett i 
Oneida county. N. Y. . 
became employed in a st 
In 1831 he came to Mid 
for several years. Whil< 
up a farm, he was eugagt 
in a store and in a postol 
returned to New York v 
employ of a man who set 

ion) September 22, 1810. in Augusta, 
finishing school in New York, he 

ml followed various other pursuits, 
with his parents, where he resided 

Michigan, besides assisting to clear 
various clerkships, among which was 

ii the city of Monroe. He afterward 
he remained several years in the 

n have been a contractor. He re- 

turned to Michigan, and in 1837 went to Fort Wayne Ind.. and 
engaged in the land office as clerk. In the meantime he entered 
a piece of laud iu Milford township, on which he moved in 1838. 
After farming for a time he became a clerk in a store at Lexington, 
where he was employed at the time of his nomination and election 
to the office of county treasurer, to which position he was elected 
three times. In 1856 Mr. Bartlett went to California, where he 
now resides. In 1844 he was married to Miss Perces Waterhonse, 
who died the summer of 1840. He was afterwards married to 
Miss Eunice Moore, who died iu January, 1889. He was the 

father of four childn 

John U. Bartlett w: 
Conn . While a young 
West Stockbridge. .Mass. 
Augusta. Oneida county, 
to Monroe, Michigan. 1 
tling in Milford township, e 
him, viz; Samuel, John and 
J. B. Nichols. Mr. Bartlett 
Betsey Arnold, of Col 

■ only of whom i 

bom December 24. 1785, in Guilford, 
lau be went with his father's family to 
At the age of 21 years he moved to 
:. Y. In 1831 he moved with his family 
1840 he came to LaOrange county, set- 
. some of the children having preceded 
ad Annie M.. who still lives with Mrs. 
rt-as married Nov. 26, 180(1, to Miss 
ounty, N. Y. To the union were 
3 and two daughters, viz: Annie M., Samuel A., Ada- 
line M., John A.. Edward D . Henrv D.. George R. and Charles C. 
Mrs. Bartlett died Nov. 15, 1849. and her husband survived her 
until June 17. 1856. 















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